Attitudes of Ukrainians towards the land market


The nationwide study was conducted jointly by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Centre sociological service on June 13-20, 2019 in every Ukrainian region except for Crimea and occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. 2,017 respondents were polled aged 18 and above. The theoretical sample error does not exceed 2.3%. Funding for the nationwide survey was provided by the MATRA project of the Royal Dutch Embassy in Ukraine.

50% of Ukrainians believe that a person who owns land should have the right to sell it. 28% disagree with that, 21% are undecided. Among those who own land, 56% are convinced that the landowner should have the right to sell it, 33% are of the opposite opinion. Among those who have no land, 46% are in favour, 28% are against it. 51% of city residents support the right of landowners to sell their land (27% are against it). Among the villagers – 46% and 35%, respectively. There is the largest support for the landowners’ right to sell land in the Western region (62% are in favour, 14% are against), and the lowest  – in the Donbas region (44% are in favour, 43% are against).

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