Serious and Merry Opinions about the Year 2021


This nationwide study was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation jointly with the Razumkov Centre sociological service on December 17-22, 2021 in all regions of Ukraine excluding Crimea and occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Exactly 2,018 respondents aged 18 years and older were polled. The theoretical sampling error is 2.3%.

Politician of the Year and Disappointment of the Year, Person of the Year and Meme of the Year

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the second consecutive year tops the “Politician of the Year” and “Disappointment of the Year” ratings. Indeed, there is a noticeable rise in both cases of the indicators. This year, 17% named V. Zelenskyy “Politician of the Year” whereas, in 2020, 14.8% indicated the same. On the other hand, 45% of those polled named V. Zelenskyy the “Disappointment of the year,” whereas, in the previous year, 28% deemed him the “Loser of the Year”.

Second place for the nomination of “Politician of the Year” is split between ex-President Petro Poroshenko (8.1%) and former parliamentary speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov (8%). In the “Disappointment of the Year” category, European Solidarity party leader Petro Poroshenko was named most often (8.5%) than Dmytro Razumkov (3%).

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