Independence referendum: how Ukrainians would vote today

Absolute majority of Ukrainians would support the country’s independence if faced with such question today, poll says.

If the referendum on the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence were held today, it would see absolute support for the move, says a recent nationwide poll conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Center.

“If the referendum on the proclamation of state independence of Ukraine took place today, it would certainly have been won by independence supporters with 84.4% against 15.6% against,” noted the report presented at a press conference on August 21, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

If the referendum on the proclamation of state independence of Ukraine took place today, it would certainly have been won by independence supporters

Taking into account data on respondents who found the question difficult to answer or those who would not come to the polls, less than 13% of citizens would oppose independence, while almost 68% would vote for it.

Survey results: differences by region and party affiliation Despite such absolute support for independence, significant regional, age, and party differences can be traced, the authors of the poll note.

In Ukraine’s western region, opponents amount to under 1%, and in the east – to almost 30%. Also, the younger the respondents, the more they support the country’s independence.

The highest level of support for independence was voiced by the European Solidarity Party supporters (more than 90%), while the smallest – by those supporting the pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life Party.

Survey details A nationwide poll was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation along with the Razumkov Center Sociological Agency on August 14-19 in all regions of Ukraine with the exception of Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

A total of 2,018 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed face-to-face.

The theoretical sampling error is within 2.3%. Independence Day On Monday, August 24, Ukrainians will celebrate the 29th anniversary of independence.

(c) Unian

14 comments

  • If true, Zelensky and Pro-life would not be at 60% together in the polls, and Poro and Yulia with only 12% and 10%. Either UNIAN or the polls are full of shit!

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  • “Also, the younger the respondents, the more they support the country’s independence.”
    That seems to reflect reality. The old ones are still whining because of the death of the Soviet Union. As they themselves die off, the percentage agreeing to independence will rise, naturally.

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    • Ukraine is full of them, all watch Russian TV, and listen to the BS about how the USSR was like living in paradise. My wife told me about the first time she went to Europe, it was arond Xmas time. She was always told the West was just like the USSR, and what you saw on Western TV was just make believe. Until she saw the Netherlands in December, and realised the whole USSR was rotten, and full of crap. Her Soviet brainwashed relatives still didn’t believe her.

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