Half of Ukrainian citizens think country is heading right way – survey
KYIV. Oct 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Almost half of Ukrainian citizens believe that events in the country are developing in the right direction, however, fewer people share this opinion compared to February-March of this year, according to a survey conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center, which was presented at the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency on Wednesday.
According to the poll, 48.7% of respondents believe that events in Ukraine are developing in the right direction, 30.5% of respondents have the opposite opinion, and 20.8% were undecided.
At the same time, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale aggression against Ukraine, the share of citizens who believe that events in Ukraine are developing in the right direction has increased significantly (from 20% in December 2021 to 51% in September-October 2022, reaching the highest figures in February-March 2023 - 61%).
Some 38% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine is able to overcome existing problems and difficulties over the next few years, 43% believe that the country can cope with problems in the longer term. Only 9% of respondents think that Ukraine is not able to overcome existing problems (the rest are undecided).
In July 2023, these figures were 43%, 42% and 6%, respectively, and in December 2021 – 18%, 54% and 18%, respectively.
The Razumkov Center conducted the survey on September 21-27 as part of the Join In Program for Promoting Social Activism. The poll was conducted using the face-to-face method in the regions, Kyiv, and in the territories of the regions controlled by the Ukrainian government and where hostilities are not taking place. Some 2,016 respondents aged 18 years and older were surveyed. The sampling error does not exceed 2.3%. At the same time, additional systematic deviations in the sample may be due to the consequences of Russian aggression, in particular, the forced evacuation of millions of citizens.