• According to the results of the survey carried out by the Sociological Group “Rating”, the World Health Organization is most trusted among key healthcare institutions (47%). 32% do not trust this institution. 33% trust the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 54% do not trust it. 24% trust the National Health Service, 40% do not trust it, and 29% know nothing about its activities. 21% trust the Public Health Center, 38% do not trust it, 34% do not know anything about its activity. The Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Health, Healthcare, and Health Insurance is trusted by 15%, distrusted by 54%, and 24% know nothing about its activities. Considering the dynamics of the last few months, there has been an increase in the level of trust in public administration institutions in the field of healthcare.
• 19% trust the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, 34% do not trust him, 37% do not know him. 15% trust ex-minister Ulyana Suprun, 67% do not trust her, 12% do not know her. Former ministers Ilya Yemets and Zoryana Skaletska are unknown to almost half of the polled. About 8-10% trust them, nearly one-third do not trust.
• Pediatrician and TV presenter Yevhen Komarovskiy is trusted by 66%, distrusted - by 20%. 32% trust the Head of the Heart Institute Borys Todurov, 16% do not trust him, 48% do not know him. Chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko is trusted by 32%, distrusted – by 39%, do not know him - 20%. Olga Holubovska (a well-known infectious disease specialist, Doctor of Medicine) is trusted by 20%, while 11% do not trust her and 64% do not know her. 11% trust Alla Shcherbynska (Head of the AIDS Prevention and Control Center), 11% do not trust her, 75% do not know her. Mykhaylo Radutskiy (Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Healthcare) is trusted by 8%, while 26% do not trust him and 60% do not know him. Ihor Kuzyn (Head of the Center for Public Health) is trusted by 8%, distrusted – by 12%, do not know him - 77%.
• 70% of respondents believe the threat of coronavirus is real for themselves and their families. 35% constantly wear masks, 63% wear them only in crowded places (transport, shops, markets, etc.). Only 2% neglect wearing masks.
• 50% while assessing the coronavirus crisis are more afraid of its economic consequences. 34% are afraid of the disease itself rather than financial difficulties it causes. The number of the latter is higher among the elderly population, women, and rural citizens.
• About 40% of the polled believe that success in the fight against coronavirus depends more on the President and the Ministry of Health. 32% believe that it depends on the Minister of Health Stepanov. 17-18% hope for the Parliament and the Government, 13% - for the Prime Minister.
• 79% of respondents support the ideas of population mass testing and mandatory isolation of identified patients as a starting point for the fight against coronavirus. Opposing opinion - 17%. 73% believe in the efficiency of such measures, 19% do not.
• The main sources of information about the coronavirus are national television (especially among the elderly people) and Internet sites (especially among young people) - 56% (each) of all respondents. Nearly a quarter receives information either from Facebook or relatives and friends; 10-11% (each) - from YouTube, Instagram, and radio, 8-9% (each) - press and groups in Viber and Telegram (Coronavirus-info), 6% - official site of the Ministry of Health.
Audience: residents of Ukraine aged 18 and older. The sample is representative in terms of 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: 27 November - 1 December, 2020.
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