Awareness of Ukrainian citizens about the diaspora and attitudes towards it

The study was initiated by the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of Lviv Polytechnic National University and conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Centre sociological service from 3 t0 9 August 2021 in all regions of Ukraine except for Crimea and occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 2018 respondents aged 18 and older were interviewed. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%.

Composition of macro-regions: West – Volyn, Zakarpattya, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi regions; Center – Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Poltava, Sumy, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions, as well as the city of Kyiv; South – Mykolayiv, Odesa, and Kherson; East – Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.

Interest in diaspora issues

The population of Ukraine shows little interest in issues related to the Ukrainian diaspora: only 23% of respondents are interested, while almost three-quarters (73%) are rather not interested or not interested at all. Another 4% of respondents are undecided.

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