Outcomes-2018: public opinion

A nationwide public opinion poll of Ukrainians was jointly conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center sociological service on December 19-25, 2018 in all regions of Ukraine, excluding the Ukrainian territory of Crimea occupied by Russia and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. 2,017 respondents aged 18 years and older were polled. The theoretical sample error doesn’t exceed 2.3%.

24% of Ukrainians named the decision to give the Tomos of autocephaly to Ukraine the main event of the year 2018. Respondents also noted the introduction of martial law (17%), an incident in the Kerch Strait area (9%), and the ongoing war in Donbas (7%). 12% of respondents could not name any events (last year, this share was 25%).

Protests in France (7%), strengthened sanctions against Russia (4%), events in Armenia (3%), and the incident in the Kerch Strait (3%) were named as the main political event of 2018 in the world.

16% of citizens named Petro Poroshenko “the politician of the year”, while last year this figure totalled 10%. He is followed by Yuliya Tymoshenko (12%, in 2017- 6%) Oleh Lyashko (6%, in 2017 -5%), Volodymyr Zelensky (5%, in 2017 wasn’t named), Yuriy Boiko (4%, in 2017 – 1,5%). At the same time, 25% of respondents did not name any politician.

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