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Global Adult Tobacco Survey: what has changed for seven years? (VIDEO)
On 4 September 2017 theMinistry of Health of Ukraine, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Europe, WHO Country Office in Ukraine, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine held a joint press conference presenting the results of the second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in Ukraine.
Geopolitical orientations and attitude of the residents of Ukraine to the independence of Ukraine
Over the past year, support for the independence of Ukraine among the population has intensified: if the referendum on Ukraine's independence had been held in May 2017, 90% of those who expressed their readiness to participate in such a referendum would have voted for an act of independence, 10% would have voted against it.
Compared to February 2017, the readiness of the population to vote for Ukraine's accession to the EU increased: if the referendum on EU membership had been held in May 2017, 69% of the votes would have been given to the EU, 31% - against.
Self-assessment of the state of health by the population of Ukraine
Kyiv International Institute of Sociology monitors the dynamics of self-assessment of the state of health among the Ukrainians since 1995. Survey data show that over the past two years, the state of health of Ukrainian residents remains virtually unchanged: research records neither improvement nor a statistically significant deterioration in how the Ukrainians assess their own health compared with data from 2015.
Perception of social well-being of the residents of Ukraine in May 2017
Social welfare is worsening due to an increase in the number of those who believe that things in the state are moving in the wrong direction. Individual well-being has not changed a lot.KIIS has been conducting an annual systematical assessment of two indices for the evaluation and monitoring of public and individual well-being: the Index of social well-being (ISW) and the Index of individual well-being (IIW) for the six years already. Values of indices may range from -100 to 100 points, where -100 stands for the lowest assessment of the situation and dissatisfaction, and 100 - for the highest assessment and overall satisfaction with the situation in the country or in the personal life.
Dynamics of changes in the attitude of the population of Ukraine to Russia and the population of Russia to Ukraine in the first half of 2017
The attitude of the population of Ukraine to Russia remains to be better than the attitude of the population of Russia to Ukraine: the amount of positively minded Ukrainians grows (February 2017 – 39%, May 2017 – 44%). The situation in Russia is opposite – the amount of positively minded toward Ukraine decreased by 8 percentage points since the beginning of the year (January 2017 – 34%, May 2017 – 26%). The amount of those who want closed borders between two states decreased in Ukraine (February – 47%, May – 43%) and increased in Russia (January – 33%, May – 35%).