According to results of the research conducted by the Sociological group "Rating" in November 2011, 13% of respondents believe that the presidential form of government is optimal for Ukraine, 34% support the presidential-parliamentary form of government, 26% - the parliamentary-presidential, 5% - the parliamentary, 2% - the dictatorship, and 21% - have not decided on this issue.
- The citizens’ support for the presidential form of government in Ukraine is gradually decreasing: from 24% in October 2009 and 26% in April 2010 to 16% in March 2011 and to 13% in November 2011. The presidential-parliamentary form of government is consistently supported by about one third of respondents.
- These tendencies are close to repeating the dynamics of changes in V. Yanukovych’s ratings: from 36% in October 2009 and 44% in April 2010 to 26% in March 2011 and to 20% in November 2011.
- Against this background the support for the parliamentary and the parliamentary-presidential forms of government is increasing (the peak of support in the last three years is recorded): from 22% in October 2009 and 20% in April 2010 to 25% in March 2011 and to 31% in November 2011.
- Among the biggest supporters of strengthening the presidential power in Ukraine are voters of the Party of Regions, Freedom and UDAR. Among the biggest supporters of strengthening the power of the Parliament are voters of Batkivshchyna, the CPU and Freedom.
- The pro-presidential form of government is mostly supported by residents of the North, the West and Donbas and the pro-parliamentary form of government – in the Center and in the East. The biggest number of undecided is in the South.
The target audience of the research: the population of Ukraine aged from 18 and older. Optional quantity: 2000 respondents. The methods of investigation: personal formalized interview according to the questionnaire (face to face). Measure of inaccuracy for the values close to 50% is less than 2,2%, for the values close to 30% – less than 2%, for the values close to 10% – less than 1,3. The period of completion: 25 of October – 6 of November 2011.
The oblast’ distribution:
West: Volyns’ka, Transcarpathia, Ivano–Frankivs’ka, L’vivs’ka, Rivnens’ka, Ternopil’s’ka, Chernivets’ka.
Centre: Vinnyts’ka, Kirovograds’ka, Poltavs’ka, Khmel’nyts’ka, Cherkas’ka.
North: Kyiv, Kyivs’ka, Zhytomyrs’ka, Sums’ka, Chernihivs’ka.
South: AR Crimea, Odes’ka, Khersons’ka, Mykolaivs’ka, Sevastopol
East: Dnipropetrovs’ka, Zaporiz’ka, Kharkivs’ka.
Donbass: Donets’ka, Luhans’ka.