• Results of the survey carried out by the Sociological Group Rating, 40% of respondents are negative towards the introduction of restrictive measures on schooling since the new school year. 30% are positive about it, 22% are neutral. Relatively higher number of those who are negative about restrictive measures was recorded among those living with children under 17.
• At the same time, half of the respondents believe the anti-quarantine rules for schools, introduced by the authorities since September this year, are optimal. At the same time, a quarter thinks they are too severe; 11%, on the contrary, believe they are too soft. Relatively higher number of those who believe the implemented measures are severe was recorded among those who have preschool children.
• 49% support the mandatory wearing of masks for students during school breaks, although 45% oppose such an initiative. Most of the latter are among those who have preschool and school age children.
• 72% believe that education in schools this year should be conducted according to the traditional system (with schools’ attending). 19% support a mixed form (traditional and remote), only 5% stand for completely remote education. Relatively higher number of those who support innovative approaches to children's education was observed among young respondents (18-29 years old) and urban residents.
• 74% believe that the situation with spring quarantine has negatively affected the success of children's education in schools. 66% have similar expectations for this year.
• 86% of those whose children have been going to school this year under quarantine said they had had access to online learning; 14% - had not had. Among the main reasons that hindered online learning, according to respondents whose children have not studied remotely, were named lack of Internet (33%), poor organization of the schooling process (15%), and lack of computer, tablet, or mobile phone (14%) .
• 47% of respondents whose children have studied online used Viber for classes, 28% - Zoom, 13% - Skype, 11% - TV lessons or Google classroom.
• 61% said that online classes with children have been regular, 18% - both regular and irregular, and only 10% - mostly irregular.
Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older in all oblasts, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender, and settlement type. Total sample: 2500 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error with a 0.95 confidence level does not exceed 2.0%. Period of the survey: 1-5 September, 2020.