Holodomor awareness in Ukraine increases
The majority of Ukrainians surveyed (77%) recognizes the Holodomor 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people. Some 13% do not, and 11% said they did not know. These are the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group Rating.
According to the poll, the number of people who recognize Holodomor as genocide in 2017 increased from 72% last year, but decreased from 80% in 2015.
The majority of respondents in western Ukraine (91%) view the Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people. Some 84% in Ukraine's central regions hold the same view, compared to 65% in Ukraine's southern regions and 56% in Ukraine's eastern regions.
More residents of rural areas than city inhabitants recognize Holodomor as genocide (79% versus 76%).
The survey was conducted from September 20 through September 29, 2017. Some 2,000 respondents took part, Ukrainian citizens 18 years and older. The method of survey, which used a representative sample based on age, sex and region, was a face-to-face interview. The margin of error of the poll is not less than 2.2%.