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Stressful situations in the lives of the Ukrainians, 2017
The changes in the situation with stress in the lives of Ukrainians happened over the year is the subject of this press release.
According to a recent KIIS study, 53% of those polled experienced some sort of stressful situation in 2017. Compared to 2016, their number has decreased by 5 percentage points (in 2016 it was 58%). Compared to 2016, the number of those who survived the illness of relatives, death of relatives and lost faith in people has decreased.
The number of those who did not experience any stressful situation increased by 5 percentage points (it was 37% in 2016, it was 42% in 2017).
Round Table “Tobacco consumption in Ukraine: changes within last seven years”. Press-release
On February 14, 2017 the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Europe, WHO Country Office in Ukraine, Kiev International Institute of Sociology and the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine held a round table devoted to the second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in Ukraine in 2017.
Readiness of the Ukrainians to participate in social protest actions, December 2017
According to the data of polls conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, 40% of the adult population of Ukraine was ready to participate in the protest actions in December 2017. Compared to the previous years, the level of readiness to participate in social protest initially increased from 43% in December 2014 to 49% in December 2016. and then declined to 40% in December 2017. At the same time, the proportion of those who argue that they are not ready to take part in any mass protests increased from 46% in 2016 to 53% in 2017.
Miroslav Volodymyrovych Popovich passed away
On February 10, 2018 a prominent philosopher Myroslav Popovich has passed away. He was a wonderful person, a scientific and moral authority for a lot of us. Few people know that he enhanced the development of sociological science in Ukraine; for some time he led the first sociological department at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine - the department of methodology and techniques of social research at the Institute of Philosophy.
Manipulation with the KIIS data in the Russian press!
The Russian resource URA.RU published an article that is a vivid example of data manipulation. The name of the article is “The majority of Ukraine`s population is ready to move to Russia”. The commentary of V.Paniotto:“I was sent a link to the article at URA.ru with the question whether it was true or false. Here is my answer: “The majority of Ukraine`s population is ready to move to Russia” does not relevant to the data we have. The published quote is the answer to the question about the attitude to the fact that some residents of Ukraine work in Russian Federation (“What is your attitude to the fact that residents of Ukraine work in Russian Federation?”). It does not equivalent to the desire to move to Russia...