15:36 22.11.2017

Ukrainians say Donbas war, price hikes, low wages biggest problems – survey

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Ukrainians say Donbas war, price hikes, low wages biggest problems – survey

Ukrainians are most worried about the war in eastern Ukraine and socio-economic problems, according to a sociological poll conducted during October and November in 2017. The results of the survey were presented at a press conference at the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

According to the results, most respondents (51.3%) said war was the biggest problem, followed by price hikes – 37%, low salaries – 36%, unemployment (27.1%) and high social tariffs (26.9%).

A considerable portion of the population also noted corruption in central government (22.9%) and problems in the health care sector (22.9%).

Among positive developments during 2017, respondents named road repairs, - 44.9%, increased pensions – 27.3%, and an improved living conditions in cities and villages (26.6%). Some 55.7% of respondents said they had received increased pensions at the time the survey was taken.

The survey was conducted by the Center of Social and Marketing Research SOCIS, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Rating Sociological Group and the Razumkov Center. Some 20,000 persons took part in the survey in all regions of Ukraine, except for Russia-occupied Ukraine and occupied territories in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The margin of error is within 0.7%.

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