The sixth year of decommunisation: the citizens’ attitudes toward the ban on symbols of the totalitarian past


The nationwide survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation jointly with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from 17 to 22 April 2020 in all regions of Ukraine, except for Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The survey was conducted using the CATI method (computer-assisted telephone interviews) based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers. 2,000 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed. The theoretical sample error does not exceed 2.2%.

The survey was funded by the MATRA project of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

32% of Ukrainians support the ban on communist symbols, as provided by the current Law of Ukraine “On Condemnation of Communist and National Socialist Totalitarian Regimes”.  34% of citizens have a negative attitude toward this decision. Another quarter of citizens do not care about this.

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