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Attitudes of the Ukrainians to the gambling legalization: December 2019

From November 19 to December 13, 2019, the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology as a part of the All-Ukrainian Study "Thoughts and Views of the Population of Ukraine (Omnibus)" among other things examined the opinion of the Ukrainian population on the legalization of the gambling business.

The field stage was held on December 1-12, 2019. The survey was conducted in 110 settlements (PSUs) in all regions of Ukraine except for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, polls were conducted only in the territories controlled by Ukraine.

As a result of the field stage, 2043 questionnaires were collected.

The statistical sampling error (with a probability of 0.95 and for design-effect of 1.5) does not exceed: 3.3% for indicators close to 50%, 2.8% - for indicators close to 25%, 2.0% - for indicators close to 12%, 1.4% - for indicators close to 5%.

 

 

According to the survey, 62% of respondents know that in the parliament simultaneously there are several draft laws on the legalization of gambling.

At the same time, to the question "Do you support the legalization of the gaming industry?", 56% said they did not support it at all. Another 19% of respondents support the legalization of gambling but only if the special gaming zones or localized sites will be designated for this purpose. Also, 18% of respondents fully support the legalization of gambling.

Respondents were asked what games from the list could still be legally allowed in Ukraine. Almost half of the respondents (50%) believe that these might be lotteries; 22% - bookmaker bets; 19% chose casinos. In response to this question, 37% said that none of the kinds of gambling could be legalized in Ukraine.

52% of the Ukrainians have a negative opinion about the approval of the legalization of the gambling business given by Volodymyr Zelenskyi, the President. While 35% of the respondents have a positive attitude to this initiative of the President.

 

Addition. Tables

 

Do you know that in the parliament there are several draft laws on the legalization of gambling?

Yes 62.3
No 34.7
DIFFICULT TO SAY/DO NOT KNOW 3.0

 

Do you support the legalization of gambling in Ukraine?

Yes, fully support 17.8
Yes but only if the special gaming zones or localized sites will be designated for this purpose 19.4
No, do not support at all 56.1
DIFFICULT TO SAY/DO NOT KNOW 6.7

 

Which games of the listed below could be legally allowed in Ukraine? MULTIPLE OPTIONS OF ANSWERS ALLOWED

Lotteries 49.7
Bookmaker bets 22.1
Casino 18.7
Online-casino 9.5
Playing cards for money 6.9
Other 0.0
NONE OF THEM 36.7
DIFFICULT TO SAY 7.6

 

How do you feel about Volodymyr Zelenskyi, the President, endorsing the legalization of gambling in Ukraine?

Positively 19.5
Rather positively 15.8
Rather negatively 10.6
Negatively 41.5
I AM INDIFFERENT 7.9
DIFFICULT TO SAY 4.7

 


17.12.2019
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