Poll: 50% of Ukrainians believe in Ukraine’s victory over Russia
Half of respondents (50.5%) believe that Ukraine will gain victory over Russia, while 10.3% are convinced that Russia will win.
“For example, 50.5% of respondents believe that Ukraine will gain victory over Russia in the future, and only 10% believe that Russia will win. But with an expanded wording, only 37.2% believe that Ukraine will gain victory over Russia because Russia is a weak backward state, while the whole civilized world stands with Ukraine. However, 31.2% chose the answer that Ukraine will never win over Russia because Ukraine is much politically and economically weaker,” Deputy Director of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology Anton Hrushetsky announced, presenting the results of all-Ukrainian opinion poll, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to him, 55.5% of respondents are convinced that Ukrainian residents will speak mainly Ukrainian in the future, and 29.8% believe that the Russian language will become the second state language.
“48.8% of respondents believe that the Russian language is a historical heritage of Ukraine that needs to be developed, and 27% believe that the Russian language threatens the independence of Ukraine,” the Deputy Director of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology added.
In addition, 48.8% of respondents believe that it is needed to negotiate with Russia and representatives of the “DPR/LPR” in order to achieve peace in Donbas, while 35.1% are convinced that no concessions to Moscow and separatists must be made to achieve peace in Donbas.
At the same time, 44.1% of respondents believe that Ukraine should make its citizens respect the language, state symbols and national traditions, and 39.9% believe that Ukraine should find a new unifying ideology.
The Kyiv International Institute of Sociology conducted 1,500 computer-assisted telephone interviews on April 26-30, 2020 throughout the territory of Ukraine except for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
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