17:52 07.02.2024

Majority of Ukrainians positively assess authorities' efforts to defend country, maintain infrastructure – survey

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KYIV. Feb 7 (Interfax-Ukraine) – According to the majority of Ukrainians, the current authorities are effectively coping with a number of problems related to ensuring the functioning of infrastructure, providing food and assistance to refugees, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center and presented at the press center of Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday.

"According to citizens, the government copes better with the following tasks: eliminating the consequences of attacks on energy facilities (78.5% responded that it copes with this 'very well' or 'rather well'), ensuring the functioning of infrastructure (utilities, work of transport, shops, and food supply during the war (78%), providing foreign policy support to Ukraine (68%), assistance to refugees (63%), and ensuring the country's defense capability (62%)," states the report on the results of the study, published on Wednesday.

A relative majority of respondents believe that the authorities are doing a good job of fighting crime, maintaining law and order (45%) and helping vulnerable groups of the population (44.5%).

At the same time, the majority (51%) of respondents believe that the authorities are doing a poor job of ensuring social justice. Also, a relative majority (46%) believe that the government is doing a poor job of keeping the economy running during wartime and restoring the housing stock (40%).

The survey was conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center from January 19 to January 25, 2024, as part of the Join In! Community Engagement Program, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact in Ukraine.

The face-to-face survey was conducted in Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Zaporozhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi regions and Kyiv (in Zaporozhia, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson regions - only in those territories controlled by the Ukrainian government and in which hostilities are not taking place).

The survey was conducted using a stratified multi-stage sample using random sampling at the first stages of sampling and a quota method for selecting respondents at the final stage (when respondents were selected according to gender and age quotas). The structure of the sample population reproduces the demographic structure of the adult population of the territories where the survey was conducted as of the beginning of 2022 (by age, gender, type of settlement).

Some 2,000 respondents aged 18 years and older were surveyed. The theoretical 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.