Almost 20% of Ukrainians take part in public activities – survey
In Ukraine, 18% of citizens consider themselves involved in active social activities, according to survey data from the sociological service of the Razumkov Center, presented at a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency.
"The share of those who answer that they are involved in active social activities has increased compared to 2019 from 10 to 18%. Involvement in social activities increases significantly with the level of education of respondents - from 10% among those with general secondary education, to 25% among those with higher education,” the study notes.
At the same time, rural residents indicate their involvement in public activities more often than urban residents (23% and 15%, respectively); people with high incomes more often than people with low incomes (11% among those who answer that “barely makes ends meet,” and 20% among those who consider themselves wealthy).
The proportion of those who express their readiness to unite with other citizens in public organizations to protect their rights and interests, compared to 2019. increased from 30% to 44%. 84% of those already involved in active social activities and 34% of those who are not involved in it expressed readiness for this (which may indicate the potential for the development of civic activity). Those respondents who answer that they would like to understand politics better are more likely to express a willingness to unite with other citizens than those who do not express such a desire (59% and 28%, respectively).
Among men, the share of those ready to unite in public organizations is slightly higher than among women (46% versus 41.5%). Readiness for such a unification is less pronounced in the older age group (35%, while in other age groups from 45% to 49%). It is more often expressed by residents of the Western and Central macroregions (45.5% and 46%, respectively) than the Southern and Eastern macroregions (38% and 39%, respectively).
The social service of the Razumkov Center conducted a survey from September 21 to 27 using the face-to-face method in the controlled regions of Ukraine among 2016 respondents as part of the “Join!” program to promote social activism, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%; additional systematic sampling deviations may be due to the consequences of Russian aggression, in particular, the forced evacuation of citizens.