Ukrainian language: its way in independent Ukraine

The survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the Razumkov Centre sociological service from August 14 to 19, 2020, via face-to-face interviews at the respondents’ place of residence. 2018 respondents aged over 18 y.o. were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, except for Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, based on a sample representative of the adult population. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%. The survey was funded within the MATRA project of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

According to the vast majority of Ukrainians, the Ukrainian language is an important element of  Ukraine’s independence. 72% of citizens consider so, while about 25% disagree. This point of view is completely dominant in Ukraine’s west. Only 3% of citizens there consider that the language is not important in this regard. In the centre of Ukraine, 77% of citizens consider that the language is an attribute of independence, 20% have the opposite opinion. 49% of respondents in the eastern region disagree with this statement.

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