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Dynamics of support ratings for political leaders and parties compared to the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019

The highest support among the population, for now, has V.Zelenskyi - 44.2% of those who have decided with their choice and are ready to vote (+14% compared to 2019). The second and third places are shared by Y.Boiko (13.1%, +1.4% compared to 2019) and P.Poroshenko (11.6%, -4.3% compared to 2019).

Dynamics of the attitude of the population of Ukraine to sociological surveys, December 2019

KIIS inestigates the population's attitude to sociological polls once a year, each December. A poll of December 2019 found that 42% of respondents trusted sociological organizations that have been operating for a long time already, 21% percent do not trust, and others do not have a clear opinion about this. The level of confidence in opinion polls has hardly changed over the last year (in 2018 it was 43% and in 2019 - 42%). The balance of trust and mistrust (the percentage of those who trust, minus the percentage of those who do not trust) is + 21%, a year ago it equaled +23% (a small statistically insignificant decrease).

Ukraine shows an increase in the happiness index despite its stability in the world

Since 2014, there has been a relative but steady decline in the happiness index in the world. It is calculated as the difference between the percentage of people who consider themselves happy and the percentage of unhappy people. This index fell from 64% in 2014 to 48% in 2018. In 2019, the happiness index remained the same as in 2018, which is 48%. Knowing this background, Ukraine, with a value of this index of 33%, shows clear progress. At the end of the last year, 51% of the Ukrainians considered themselves happy and only 18% thought their personal lives were unhappy. Thus, the happiness index was + 33% against + 8% in 2017 (this question was not asked in Ukraine in 2018). And although the indicator of Ukraine is relatively small (among the last ten countries on the list), we see positive dynamics. 

The study in question has been conducting by the Gallup International Association (GIA), the association of independent polling organizations, since 1947 in 46 countries, including Ukraine from time to time. The Romir research holding is the only representative of this association throughout the post-Soviet space, and in Ukraine, the research was conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

The surge of optimism in Ukraine with the world`s gradual loss of optimistic sentiment on the background

With some fluctuations, humanity gradually loses optimism. 37% of the population of the planet is hoping for a better off the upcoming year. A little less, 31% expect no change, and a quarter - 25% - remain pessimistic, believing it will become worse. Thus, the optimism index that is calculated by subtracting the number of pessimistic people from the number of optimistic people, was 12 pp in 2019, while in 2018 it averaged 13 pp. Whereas in Ukraine, compared to 2018, there was a significant increase in optimistic sentiment in 2019, and the index valued 25 pp. against 4pp. in 2018. In general, Ukraine took 15th place among 46 countries by the level of optimism of its inhabitants.

These are data from an international study conducted by Gallup International, the association of independent polling agencies. In Ukraine, the research has been conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) for the fifth year in a row.

Готовність українців до участі в акціях соціального протесту, грудень 2019

За даними опитувань, проведених Київським міжнародним інститутом соціології, в цілому, готовність до протестів за останній рік не змінилася. Частка тих, хто стверджує, що НЕ готові брати участь у будь-яких акціях масового протесту протягом 2018-2019 рр. не змінилась і складає 49%.

У грудні 2019 року в акціях  протесту готові брати участь 48% дорослих жителів України. Рівень зріс порівняно з 2018 роком (44%). Порівняно із попередніми роками рівень готовності до участі в акціях соціального протесту спочатку зріс із 43% у грудні 2014 року до 49% у грудні 2016 року, а потім знизився до 40% у грудні 2017 року, і в останні 2 роки зростає (44% у 2018 та 48% у 2019 р.).  Але, як бачимо з останньої таблиці у додатку, це зростання пов’язано переважно зі зростанням готовності прийняти участь у виборах.