No to Russia’s Aggression: the Public Opinion of Ukrainians in February 2022

The opinion poll was conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in collaboration with the Center for Political Sociology during February 1–12, 2022. In general, 2001 respondents were surveyed on the sample representing the adult population of Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territories). The sample is representative of such indicators as gender, age, type of settlement, and oblast of residence. The maximum theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.2%.

Composition of macroregions:

The West — Volyn, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Chernivtsi oblasts; The Center — Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Kirovohrad, Poltava, Sumy, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernihiv oblasts and the city of Kyiv; The South — Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Odesa oblasts; The East — Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv oblasts; The Donbas — parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts controlled by Ukraine.

As of the first decade of February 39%, of the Ukrainian population believed that the threat of full-scale aggression by Russia was either very likely or inevitable. Another 33% of respondents believe that a threat from Russia, although not great, is possible. Only 7% of Ukrainians believe that there is no threat from the eastern neighbor at all.

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