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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.

New Year press release: what presents do the Ukrainians expect for the year of the earth dog

Over the past few years, on the New Year holidays` eve, KIIS conducts the survey to find out what presents are popular among the Ukrainians.

According to the survey results, the Ukrainians, as it was previously, are quite mercantile: at the first place with a big break are money, about 17% of the polled would love to receive them as a gift. Further three presents are the automobile and the accessories for it, the romantic journey, and the household appliances (from 6% to 7%).

Ukrainian society over the 25 years: dynamics of some social indices

Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) – one of the first research companies that appeared in independent Ukraine. Over the 25 years of its existence, KIIS has conducted thousands of researches and accumulated the significant amount of data. Now KIIS execute about 150 projects per year. In the following press release, we present some indices that characterize the changes that took place in the Ukrainian society over this period.

Some of the topics that are a subject of KIIS research during many years and are presented are – the level of well-being, happiness and health, geopolitical orientations of the Ukrainians, the attitude of the population of Ukraine toward Russia and vice versa, the dynamics of the Internet usage, trust to social institutions.