Ukrainians named the biggest obstacles to the country’s development
The majority of respondents (69%) believe that Ukraine is able to overcome the existing problems and difficulties, but the majority of respondents believe that they can be overcome in the longer term.According to the respondents, Ukraine was the least successful in the fight against corruption / photo UNIAN
Citizens named corruption (38.5%) and war (over 18%) as the biggest obstacles to Ukraine’s development .
This is stated in the results of the all-Ukrainian poll transmitted to UNIAN.
“Despite support for independence, respondents are still quite pessimistic about the nature of events in Ukraine since independence. 18% of respondents believe it was more positive, 29% believe it was more negative, and 46% say it was more negative. and the positive was about equal, “- say sociologists.
They note that despite this, over time there has been an unstable trend towards an increase in the share of respondents who answer that in general there has been more positive since independence. The share of respondents who see more positive since independence is much higher among young people than among the older generation.
Relatively successful areas where transformations have taken place since independence are: equality of men and women, freedom of speech, formation of the Ukrainian nation, equality of national minorities, building democracy, civil society and defense in the country.
According to the respondents, Ukraine was the least successful in the fight against corruption, the formation of a fair judiciary, the fight against crime and the establishment of social justice.
Answering an open-ended question without pre-defined options, the respondents named corruption as the biggest obstacle to Ukraine’s development – 38.5% of respondents. The second significant obstacle is the war – more than 18%. Respondents also called obstacles: incompetence of the government – 5.9%, oligarchs – 5.7% and Ukrainians themselves – 4.8%.
The majority of respondents (69%) believe that Ukraine is able to overcome the existing problems and difficulties, but the majority of them believe that they can be overcome in the longer term – this is almost half of all respondents. Another fifth of respondents believe that Ukraine in general is not able to overcome the existing difficulties and problems.
*** A nationwide survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Center’s sociological service from July 29 to August 4, 2021 in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. 2019 respondents aged 18 and older were interviewed. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%.