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Оценки отдельных аспектов энергетической сферы в Украине

Assessment of specific aspects of the energy sector in Ukraine

Date posted: 27.07.2018 Print Full version

According to the survey conducted by the Sociological Group Rating, 70% of the polled Ukrainians are satisfied with the electricity supply services provided to them, 28% - are rather dissatisfied. The number of those satisfied is relatively higher among the residents of the Center and urban citizens.

At the same time, only one-third of the respondents believe that tariffs for electricity supply services comply with their quality; more than 60% have the opposite opinion. Those who are generally satisfied with the electricity supply services are more likely to see the correspondence between price and quality of such services.


20% of the polled consider Ukraine to be completely energy independent, a half - partly independent, almost 20% - fully energy dependent, every tenth – could not answer.

According to 45% of the respondents, over the last four years, Ukraine has become more energy independent of Russia, 18% have an opposite vision, a quarter believes that nothing has changed, 13% - were not able to answer.

40% noted that Ukraine should continue to buy gas on a reverse pattern from European partners, the same number supports starting direct negotiations with Russia on new gas prices, almost 20% - have not determined.
80% of Ukrainians support the decision of the court against the Russian company “Gazprom” regarding the illegality of the "take and pay" scheme, as a result of which Ukraine will be able to receive 2.6 billion dollars of compensation and continue to buy gas from anyone at own choice.
According to one-third of the respondents, coal is to be purchased abroad. 46% believe that Ukraine has to negotiate with the so-called DNR-LNR on coal supply to Ukraine, 21% - have not determined.
Nearly a half of the polled are more likely to be positive towards the investors from Germany, Canada, Poland, and Japan; 45% - the United States (23% neutral, 19% negative), 37% to 41% - Italy, Turkey, and Denmark (one-third neutral, 14-21% negative), one-third – China and South Korea (26% neutral, 25-26% negative), 26% - Cyprus (28% neutral, 27% negative). 15% are positive towards the investors from Russia, 18% - neutral, 56% - negative.

More than two-thirds of the polled find the support from Germany (68%), Poland (64%), Canada (63%), the United Kingdom and the United States (62% each), Japan and France (60% each) to be favorable. A half estimates as favorable the support from Italy and China, only 22% - from Russia (59% - not favorable).

Almost 90% are rather positive towards renewable (“green” energy), 8% have a neutral attitude, 2% - negative, 3% - not determined.
75% support the introduction of a "green tariff" for those electricity producers who operate with renewable sources, which will facilitate the gradual transition of Ukraine to renewable energy sources. 15% - do not support the initiative, 10% - have not determined.

One-third of the respondents favor the introduction of the Law amendments and reduction of the payments to renewable energy producers. 46% consider it necessary to keep tariffs at the same level (not to change the Law), 22% could not answer. At the same time, among those who generally support the "green tariff", more than a half is opposed to amending the legislation and reducing payments to renewable energy producers.

Assessing the advantages of Ukraine's cooperation with different countries, the relative majority of the respondents (45%) agree that the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union is rather to bring benefits to Ukraine, while 22% believe that this Agreement is more likely to harm our state, a quarter knows nothing about it, every tenth could not decide on the attitude.

Likewise, the majority (54%) believes that the Free Trade Agreement with Canada is more beneficial to Ukraine, while 12% believe that this Agreement is more likely to harm our state, almost a quarter knows nothing about it, and almost every tenth could not decide on the attitude.
51% believe that the future Free Trade Agreement with Israel will rather bring benefits to Ukraine, while 13% believe that this agreement is more likely to harm our country, almost a quarter knows nothing about it, and every tenth could not decide on the attitude.
More optimistic attitude towards these agreements was recorded among the respondents from Western and Central Ukraine, more often those were young people and people with relatively higher incomes.


If a referendum on Ukraine joining NATO were held today, 45% of the polled would vote for joining, one-third - against, every tenth - would not vote, the same number have not decided on their attitude.

If Ukraine considered the option of signing an agreement with other countries on providing military support to them in the event of aggression, the respondents consider Poland (74%), Great Britain (60%), the USA (59%), Georgia (55), Belarus (53%), and Turkey (49%) to be the most acceptable from the proposed list of countries. About 40% of the polled would support the agreement with Moldova and China, one-third - with India. At the same time, only 19% of the polled would support the agreement on military support with Russia, while two-thirds would not support it.

Interestingly, the supporters of Ukraine joining NATO are relatively more likely to support the signing of military support agreements with Poland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Georgia, while the opponents of NATO membership - with Russia and Belarus.


Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative by age, gender, region, and settlement type. Total sample: 1200 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 2,8%. Period of the survey: 6-14 July 2018

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