10:52 05.12.2017

Ukrainians see anti-corruption, health care reforms as a priority

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Ukrainians see anti-corruption, health care reforms as a priority

Ukrainians think that anti-corruption and health care reforms, as well as reform of the social protection system, are a priority, according to a survey conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation.

When asked which reforms are a priority (no more than five options), 59.5% of respondents named anti-corruption reform, 44.3% - health care reform, 35.8% - pension reform and reform of the social protection system, 33.8% - reform of the judiciary, 22.2% - lustration of officials, 21% - army reform and strengthening of defense capability, 18.4% - educational reform, and 11.5% - determining the status of the occupied territories of Donbas.

Some 9.1% of respondents believe that pension reform and reform of the social protection system are successful (several options are possible), 4.9% - army reform and strengthening of defense capability, 4.7% - educational reform, 19.2% believe that none of reforms is successful, and 58.1% found it difficult to answer.

When asked who is the main engine and brake of reforms (up to five options), 30% of respondents consider the government to be the engine of reform (29% consider it the brake of reform). Some 28.5% consider the president to be the engine of reform (25.7%), 27% think the population is the engine of reform (2.2%), 25.6% consider public organizations and volunteers to be the engines of reform, while 1.3% consider them to be a brake, and 10.8% consider coalition factions in the Verkhovna Rada to be the engine of reform (20%).

Some 34.3% consider oligarchs to be a brake of reform, and 34.7% think that reform is delayed by bureaucracy and officials.

While assessing the information provided by the government to the society about its work and reforms (no more than two answers), 38.3% of those polled believe that such information is not credible, because often it does not correspond to reality, 31.3% think that information is sufficient, but it is not clear to ordinary people, 30.7% believe that information is insufficient, 7.7% think that specialists should be interested in the work of the government and reforms, because it is too difficult for the whole society, 6.9% think that information is enough and it is clear, and 6.8% were undecided.

A total of 1,614 respondents aged over 18 years were interviewed during the survey. The poll's margin of error does not exceed 2.6%. The poll was conducted from October 23 to November 5 in all regions of the country (except for Crimea and occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions).

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