Citizens’ assessment of the activities of non-governmental think tanks (April 2021)


The survey was conducted by the Razumkov Centre sociological service from 22 to 29 April 2021, via face-to-face interviews at the respondents’ place of residence. 2021 respondents aged over 18 y.o. were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, except for Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, based on a sample representative of the adult population. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3% with a probability of 0.95.

26% of respondents know or have heard at least something about the activities of non-governmental think tanks. At the same time, only 3% of respondents are closely acquainted with their activities, 21%  are superficially acquainted, 27% know almost nothing, and 40.5% have heard about such centers for the first time.

Awareness of think tanks’ activities increases markedly with the increase in the educational level of respondents. Among those who have incomplete or complete secondary education, only 16% know something about the work of such centers, while among those who have higher education – 37%. Awareness of think tanks’ activities is higher among urban residents compared to rural residents (30.5% and 18%, respectively).

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