Revolutionary mood of Ukrainians against the background of protests in Belarus and Russia

A nationwide survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Center for Political Sociology on November 3–16, 2020. A total of 2002 respondents were interviewed in a sample representing the adult population of Ukraine (excluding the occupied territories). The sample is representative of the adult population and takes into account gender, age, the type of settlement, and the region. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.2%.

  • The vast majority (77.5%) of Ukrainians have a negative assessment of the current political situation in Ukraine. Particularly critical sentiments prevail among the older generation (79%). The most optimistic people are in the western part of Ukraine, where 36% of respondents assessed the current political situation as calm and 5.5% as prosperous. One-third of respondents in the central (33%) and eastern (31%) regions consider the current situation as critical or explosive.
  • Despite the background of significant dissatisfaction with the political situation in the country, citizens generally do not expect mass demonstrations or protests in their settlements. Only 28% of respondents expect rallies or speeches to take place in their communities in the near future. The highest expectations of protests in November 2020 were observed among residents of Central Ukraine (38%).

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