Survey: War in Donbas and Corruption are Ukraine's biggest problems
The majority of respondents in a recent survey conducted by the Rating sociological group on behest of the International Republican Institute say the war in Donbas is the country's biggest problem, following by government corruption.
Replying to the question, "Which three problems are the biggest for Ukraine?" some 53% of those surveyed said war in Donbas, with 38% saying government corruption.
Some 29% of those polled named unemployment, in addition to the war in Donbas, 27% control over price hikes.
The least important problems included the lack of natural gas, electricity and water – 4%, property rights – 4% and the status of the Russian language – 1%.
In response to the question, "Which of the three questions are most important to you personally?" some 48% said price hikes, military conflict in Donbas – 35% and unemployment – 33%. The least important issues on the personal level were property rights – 6%, Russian presence in Crimea – 3% and the status of the Russian language – 2%.
Only 1% of respondents had difficulty answering both questions.
The survey was conducted throughout Ukraine, excluding annexed Crimea and occupied territories of Donbas, from September 28 through October 7 (2016). The survey method was interviewing respondents at their place of residence. A total of 2,400 Ukrainian citizens 18 and older were questioned. The level of error of the poll does not exceed 2%.