Most Ukrainians back accession to EU - survey
KYIV. Nov 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Over 56% of Ukrainian citizens polled support Ukraine's accession to the European Union, and more than 43% back the country's joining NATO, according to the results of a survey that were presented at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on November 22.
According to the poll, 43.2% of respondents would have voted for Ukraine's accession to NATO if the referendum took place in the near future. At the same time, 33.3% oppose Ukraine's accession to NATO, 10.4% would not take part in such a referendum, and 13% were undecided.
Ukraine's accession to the European Union would have been supported by 56.2%. Some 24.6% of respondents are against Ukraine's accession to the EU, 9.6% would not participate in the referendum on accession to the EU, and the same percentage of respondents could not answer.
The survey was conducted by the Socis Center for Social and Marketing Research, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Rating Sociological Group and the Razumkov Center from October 28 to November 14, 2017. A total of 20,000 respondents were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, except for Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The poll's margin of error does not exceed 0.7%.