Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, from 8 to 20 October 2015, conducted a survey in 110 towns in all regions of Ukraine, except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions that are not controlled by Ukraine. The survey respondents were asked to assess the changes that have occurred over the past two years with the citizens of Ukraine, and the changes that occurred directly in the lives of respondents. Among others, the survey answers the following questions:

  • Did the social activism of the people increase?

Experts of the USAID project “Citizens in Action” prepared an analysis of the major issues with which people have contacted the hotline on registration of public and charitable organizations. In the analysis you can also find short and clear answers to the following questions:

1. What changes in the legislation are expected? New rules for registration of civic and charitable organizations.

2. How can a public organization get a charitable status?

3. Can a civic organization be involved in the entrepreneurial activities?

4. How to choose a name for the future organization?

5. Where can a civic organization be registered?

According to the opinion polls, a dramatic change of attitude towards national identity happened in Eastern Ukraine.

This finding was presented by Oleksiy Haran, research director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, on Ukrainian “Channel 5”.

“Opinion polls show a dramatic change in attitudes towards identity in Donbas. The survey conducted in major cities of Donbass, including Mariupol, showed that for the first time people in Donbass see themselves as the citizens of Ukraine. A regional identity has now taken second place”- said the expert.

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During 14 – 22 November 2015 Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Centre conducted a survey in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

The main conclusion – Ukrainians are not satisfied with the work of the state’s institutions. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko received the highest amount of support. 28% of those surveyed assessed his work as “mostly positively”. The Prime Minister took second place. His work was rated “mostly positive” by 18% of respondents. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers shared the last position. 72% of respondents assessed the work of these institutions “mostly negatively” or “quite negatively”.

Institute of World Policy conducted a survey among more than 163 officials, Ukrainian and foreign experts, diplomats, journalists and active citizens on which issues should be covered in 2016.

The survey showed that the most popular among respondents were issues related to the security and defense, in particular cooperation with NATO, implementation of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, and advocacy campaigns about the situation in Ukraine abroad.

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Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with Razumkov Centre Sociological Service conducted a research in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, funded by the European Union.

All-Ukrainian NGO “Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance” launched a new project “Tenants”. It aims at facilitation of the communication among the tenants of high buildings.

Following the organizators, “”Tenants” is a platform which unites people who live in the high buildings and skyscrapers for communicaton and self-organization. It also helps them to create better life conditions on their own.

The system provides an opportunity to unite into a community not only in one`s own building but also in a district, street, and city. It allows to solve different problems efficiently thanks to the collective approach. Thanks to this system, it is possible to create an association of the tenants, gather people for cleaning the park, learn about the best internet provider, search the sponsors for construction of the contemporary playground.

The Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Social Service of the Razumkov Center conducted a public opinion poll about perception of NATO by Ukrainian population. The public opinion poll was conducted by from November 14-22, 2015 in all regions of Ukraine with the exception of Crimea and the occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. A total of 2,009 respondents from the ages of 18 and up were surveyed. The theoretical margin of error in this poll is 2.3%.

Stronger Together and GfK Ukraine company presented the study results on the perception of the eurointegration, European Union, Russia by the residents of eight eastern and southern oblasts of Ukraine and their awareness of the opportunities offered by the Association Agreement. 1,000 respondents were interviewed on 30th October – 6th November 2015 in the framework of the research.

Key study findings:

  • The study showed mostly positive attitude in the East and South of Ukraine towards the EU (59%). The least positive attitude to the EU at 51% recorded in Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts (excluding occupied territories), and the most positive – at 71% in Kherson oblast.

Nationwide public opinion poll in  Ukraine was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in conjunction with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) over the period October 9-19, 2015.

According to the poll, the majority of the population of Ukraine (75%) is oriented towards reaching a compromise in resolving the armed conflict in the Donbas region. At the same time, only 21% out of them agree to compromises with whomever and on any issue regarding peace at any cost, while other 54% responded that it is worth agreeing to compromises for the sake of peace, though not to all. 14% of population support a military solution to the conflict in the event of the clear victory of one of the sides.