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Thoughts of the population of Ukraine on the Customs Union and European Union

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) conducted a nationwide opinion poll during May 21-30, 2013. 2030 respondents were interviewed; the investigation covered all regions of Ukraine, including Kiev and Crimea Region; the sample was random and is deemed to be representative for population of Ukraine aged 18 and above.

 

Statistical sample deviation (with probability of 0.95 and design-effect of 1.5) does not exceed:

  •  3.3% for index close to 50%,

  •  2,8% — for index close to 25%,

  •  2,0% — for index close to 10%,

  •  1,4% — for index close to 5%.

 

36% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine needs to focus its development on joining the Customs Union with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan; 33% of respondents consider that our country should join the European Union. 18% of respondents support the position that Ukraine should maintain its independence and sovereignty in political and economic decision-making, without joining the EU and the Customs Union. 13% of respondents did not identify with their position on this issue.

40% of our citizens think it is better to join the Customs Union and Common Economic Space with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries right now, while 36% of respondents hold opinion that it is better to conclude an Association Agreement with the European Union to join later the EU. 22% of Ukrainian undecided with their stance on this issue.

 


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This card shows the main points of view on how Ukraine should develop. Read them, please, and share which opinion to your mind is more correct

Ukraine has to focus its development on joining the European Union 32.5
Ukraine has to focus its development on joining the Customs Union with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan 35.5
Ukraine should maintain its independence and sovereignty in political and economic decision-making, without entering the European Union and Customs Union 17.7
HARD TO SAY, I DO NOT KNOW 13.4
REFUSE TO ANSWER 0.9

 

What do you think is better for Ukraine: Association Agreement with the European Union to join later the EU; or immediately to join the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries?

Conclude an Association Agreement with the European Union to join later the EU 36.2
Join immediately the Customs Union and Common Economic Space with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries 39.8
HARD TO SAY, I DO NOT KNOW 22.1
REFUSE TO ANSWER 1.9

 


21.6.2013
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