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Общественно-политические настроения населения: май 2014

Social and political attitudes of the population: May 2014

Date posted: 20.05.2014 Print Full version

The week before the presidential elections in Ukraine, citizens demonstrate very high level of electoral activity, about 82% of voters are ready or rather ready to take part in the expression of the will. While those who have the opposite opinion - 12%. Six percent of respondents are difficult to give the answer to this question.
At the presidential election which will take place on May, 25 this year, 34 % of the respondents are ready to support P. Poroshenko. The second position is taken by Y. Tymoshenko - 6.5% , and the third S. Tigipko - 5.8%. For Oleg Lyashko and Anatoly Gritsenko are ready to vote 4.1% and 4.0 % respectively, and M. Dobkin, in turn, supports 3.5 % of voters. For CPU leader Petro Symonenko are ready to vote 2.2%. All other registered candidates have less than 2 % of the vote. About 23 % of voters say that at the moment they don’t know whom to give the vote, and almost 12 % said they did not go to the elections.
Among those who intend to come to the polls and decided on their choice, the top five of presidential race would look like this: P.Poroshenko - 53.2%, the second highest ranked Y. Tymoshenko, who would have received 10.1% of votes, the third step is S.Tihipko - 8.8%, O. Lyashko and A.Hrytsenko would get 6.3% and 6.2% respectively.
Respondents gave their assessment and on other issues. 38.2% of respondents support the status of the Ukrainian language as a unified state, and the Russian, thus, can be official. The official status of the Russian language in some regions of Ukraine is supported by 27.3%, while Ukrainian should remain the only state language. In turn, 30.7% believe that Ukrainian and Russian languages should be both official in Ukraine.
The vast majority of Ukrainians maintain current unitary form of government of Ukraine. The opposite view is that support federal system - only 15.8%.
The majority of respondents - 42.9% see events taking place in southeastern Ukraine as covert aggression from Russia. 19.8% of Ukrainians think that it is popular uprising. In turn, 22.9% of respondents believe that there is terrorism.
The Ukrainian NGO "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" presents the results of All-Ukrainian sociological research "Ukraine before the Presidential election, May", carried out by forces of three sociological services:

  • Center for Social and Marketing Research "SOCIS";
  • Kiev international institute of sociology;
  • Sociological Group "Rating" (Rating Group Ukraine)

Research audience: the population of Ukraine aged 18 years and older
Sample:  Representative, quote selection of 6200 respondents (2067 respondents for each of the sociological centers) in all regions of Ukraine (excluding the population of Crimea)
Research method:  the personal formalized interview according to a questionnaire (face to face) in a residence of the respondent
Statistical sampling error (confidence interval): no more than 0,8%
Terms of carrying out research (field stage):  8 - 13 May 2014

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