On the eve of the UEFA decision on the format of Ukraine's participation in Euro 2012, the interest of Ukrainians towards the championship grows.
As of early December, about 55% of respondents are against the idea to cancel conducting of Euro 2012 in Ukraine. Only 12% support the idea. However, 23% of respondents do not care whether Euro 2012 will take place in Ukraine, 10% - have not decided.
Compared to August 2009, the number of people who are uncertain about this issue decreased by more than a half in December. As a result the number of those who are against the idea to cancel conducting of Euro 2012 in Ukraine has increased from 46% to 55%. At the same time, the number of those who are indifferent whether EURO will be held in Ukraine has increased from 21% to 23%, as well as the number of those who support the idea to refuse the championship - from 9% to 12%.
Compared to August support for EURO 2012 has the most increased in the West - from 50% to 63%, in Donbas - from 41% to 57% and in the Centre - from 45% to 58%.
It should be noted that the number of those who are indifferent towards the championship has also decreased in Donbas; it has not changed in the East; it has increased in other regions.
Like in August, the South has the most neutral attitude towards EURO 2012: only 36% are against cancellation of EURO and the same number is indifferent whether EURO will be held in Ukraine or not.
The number of those who are indifferent towards the championship has increased, as a rule, among elderly people.
Young people remain the most fervent supporters of conducting the European soccer championship in Ukraine.
The same tendencies as in August are observed concerning education: the higher is the educational level of respondents, the lower is the number of indifferent people and the higher is the number of EURO supporters.
Euro 2012 continues to attract less interest in villages than in cities.
The number of indifferent people increased among women, not among men. The number of men who are against cancellation of Euro 2012 has increased from 53% to 66%, the number of women has increased from 41% to 46%.
Like in August, Ukrainians continue to believe that R. Akhmetov (39.6%) did the most for the success of Euro 2012 in Ukraine.
19.1% believe that most was done by G. Surkis, 8.1% - Yulia Tymoshenko, 7.8% - Viktor Yanukovych, 5.6% - E. Chervonenko, 5% - Viktor Yushchenko, 3.6 % - Yuriy Pavlenko, 3% - O. Yaroslavsky, 1.9% - V. Lytvyn, 1.2% - A. Yatsenyuk, less than 1% - I. Vasiunyk and M. Lubkivskiy. However, 7.3% believe that none of the politicians did anything for the success of Euro 2012 in Ukraine, other 39% - have not decided on the matter.
Unlike other politicians and functionaries of EURO 2012, for whom the support has slightly decreased (including G. Surkis), support for Rinat Akhmetov has somewhat increased.
More than a half of those, who are against the idea to cancel conducting of Euro 2012 in Ukraine, think that it is R. Akhmetov who did the most for EURO.
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 3%, for the values close to 30% – less than 2,65, for the values close to 10% – less than 1,8. The period of completion: 28th of November – 7th of December 2009.
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.