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Киевляне о развитии столицы и Украины

Kyiv citizens on the development of the capital and Ukraine

Date posted: 27.06.2017 Print Full version

 • According to the research carried out by the Sociological Group "Rating" on order of the “Focus” magazine, more than 70% of the polled Kyiv citizens are ready to participate in the elections of the mayor of Kyiv if they were held in the nearest future, 23% - not ready, 5% - undecided.

If Kyiv mayoral elections were held in the nearest future, 39.4% of those who intend to vote would choose V.Klitschko, 8.5% - B.Bereza, 5.9% - V.Bondarenko, 4.6% - O.Omelchenko, 2.4% - T.Montyan. Rating of the other candidates is less than 2%. A quarter of the respondents has not decided on their electoral preferences.
Nearly a half of the respondents believe that things in Kyiv are going in the wrong direction, 30% - in the right direction, a quarter - undecided.
Over 40% of Kyiv residents are satisfied with the activities of the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko, a half - dissatisfied, 8% - undecided. Compared to the 2016 data, the number of those who are satisfied with the activities of Kyiv mayor has increased from 35% to 43%.
22% are satisfied with the activities of the Kyiv city council, 60% - dissatisfied, 16% - undecided.
Every fifth respondent is satisfied with the activities of the municipal communal services, over 70% - dissatisfied, 7% - undecided.
60% of the polled Kyiv residents are the most concerned about the cost of utilities. Nearly two-thirds reported the increase of crimes and drug addiction / alcohol abuse, 30% - illegal construction, a quarter - the poor condition of the city roads, every fifth - the low professional level of the doctors and the cost of the public transport, 18% - the quality of the public transport services, 17% - the busy street traffic.
The most important problems for the young people are drug addiction / alcohol abuse, the poor material condition of the schools, the small number of the parking places, the small number of the kindergartens’ places, homeless animals on the streets, and the lack of sports playgrounds. Representatives of the middle age are more likely to indicate the poor condition of the city roads, busy street traffic, and spontaneous trade in the streets. For the older respondents such things as rising crime, the low professional level of the doctors, the quality of the public transport, the poor condition of the sidewalks and footpaths, the poor street lighting, and the condition of the houses are more important.
47% of the respondents state that a visa-free regime with the European Union is important for them; the same number thinks the opposite, 7% - undecided. 
62% of the polled believe that Ukraine should become a member of the European Union, 5% - the Customs Union, every fifth - supports the equidistance from the EU and Russia, 12% – undecided. 
If a referendum on Ukraine joining NATO was held today, 55% would support it, 18% - would not, every tenth - would not vote, 17% - undecided. 
The introduction of the visa-free regime, membership in the European Union, and joining NATO are more supported by young people and people with higher incomes.
60% the polled support the restrictions of the economic relations with Russia, a quarter - stands either for their extension or non-reduction, 14% - undecided. 
A half of the polled support the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, almost 40% - do not support, every tenth - undecided. 
56% of the respondents support the option of completion the ATO up to the full restoration of the Ukrainian authorities throughout all the territory of Donbas, 9% - stand for the provision of broader economic and humanitarian rights to the areas located within the ATO zone, 12% - for the provision of these territories with the autonomy, federal status of the province, but remaining a part of Ukraine, 8% - approve the separation of these territories from Ukraine, 15% - undecided with the answer. Option of the ATO completion up to the full restoration of Ukrainian authorities in Donbas is the most approved by the supporters of the restrictions of economic relations with Russia and by the voters of V.Bondarenko, Svoboda, and BPP Solidarnist. 
53% support the decision to block trade flows from the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by the so-called DNR and LNR, one-third - do not support, 14% - undecided. 
60% of the polled believe that Ukraine should use all the opportunities to return Crimea to Ukraine, a quarter - that we must accept the transfer of Crimea to Russia, nearly 16% - undecided. Those with higher incomes, males, voters of BPP Solidarnist and Svoboda are more likely to support the returning of Crimea to Ukraine.
36% think that Ukraine needs to reconsider the Minsk Agreements and sign new agreements, 13% - support the full implementation of all the requirements, nearly 20% - stand for the withdrawal from the negotiations and decision-making without international mediators, 1% - support another option, over 30% - undecided on this issue. 
Victory Day (9th May) is considered to be the holiday of a significant personal symbolism by the majority of the respondents (84%), 5% consider it as a relic of the past, the same number - as an ordinary day off, 2% - an ordinary day, 3% - undecided.
70% consider the International Women's Day (8th March) to be the holiday of a significant personal symbolism, 9% - as a relic of the past, 15% - an ordinary day off, 4% - an ordinary day, 2% - undecided.
Almost a half of the respondents (48%) consider the International Workers' Day to be the holiday of a significant personal symbolism, 21% - as a relic of the past, the same number - as an ordinary day off, 5% - an ordinary day, 5% - undecided.
Over 70% of the respondents do not support granting the Russian language with the official state status, 18% - support the idea, every tenth - undecided. Those with lower incomes and in favor of the extension or maintenance of relations with Russia are more likely to support the Russian language official state status. 
Nearly 70% of the polled do not regret of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, every fifth - does regret, 10% - undecided. Those who are against a ban on the "heorhievska" ribbon and Russian sites are more likely to regret of the Soviet Union collapse. Also, those with lower incomes, older people, and voters of "Za Zhyttia" and Batkivshchyna are more likely to regret of the Soviet Union collapse.
Over a half (54%) of the respondents support a ban on the "heorhievska" ribbon, more than 30% - do not support, 15% - undecided. At the same time, only a quarter supports a ban on the Russian sites, 52% - do not support, every fifth – undecided on their opinion. The ban on the "heorhievska" ribbon is the most supported by those with higher income and middle-aged people. The vast majority of the Svoboda voters approve the ban on the "heorhievska" ribbon.
One-third of the polled receives subsidies for utilities, a quarter - does not receive them but intend to, 40% - do not receive and do not intend to, 4% - undecided. 
41% believe that the aid from the state for utilities should be provided the way it is provided now - through the subsidies; almost the same number (40%) believes that the best assistance from the state is providing financial aid for energy efficiency while paying the full cost tariffs, almost 20% - undecided.
Among those receiving subsidies, over 70% support the state’s assistance by subsidizing utilities’ payment as it is done now, while nearly a half of those who do not receive subsidies (regardless of whether they intend to receive them or not) choose the option to be provided with the financial assistance for energy efficiency.
77% use the Internet at least once a week, 21% - do not use it at all. 
61% of the polled use Facebook, 34% - VKontakte, 33% - Odnoklassniki, 16% - Twitter, 13% - Instagram, 4% - another network, every fifth - does not use social networks. Respondents with lower income more often use VKontakte and Odnoklassniki while those with higher income – Facebook.
Respondents: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of age, gender, region, and place of residence. Total sample: 826 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face-to-face). The margin of error does not exceed 3,4%. Period of the survey: 22-31 May 2017

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