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The views and opinions of the Ukrainian population, January 2006

The Kyiv International Institute of Sociology conducted a survey of the adult population of Ukraine in the period from January 18 to January 28, 2006.

The selection was stratified random and representative for the population of Ukraine aged 18 years and older. The statistical error of selection without the design effect of the probability of 95% does not exceed 2.2%. Research method - personal interviews. There were interviewed 2017 respondents aged 18 and older, living in 110 villages, towns and cities in all regions including Crimea and Kyiv, by four selection at each stage.


Statistical error of selection with a probability of 0.95 does not exceed:

• 2.3% for the indicators close to 50%,

• 2,0% for the indicators close to 25% and 75%,

• 1,5% for the indicators close to 12% and 88%,

• 1% for the indicators close to 5% and 95%,

• 0.5% for the indicators close to 1% and 99%,

• 0,2% for the indicators close to 0.2% and 99.8%.

The theoretical value of the statistical error without taking into account the design effect; for most indicators the impact of design effect used in the survey stochastic selection increases the error not more than 1.5 times.

Answers were received to these questions:

1. In your opinion which alliance of the states would be better to live the population of Ukraine - the European Union or in alliance with Russia and Belarus?

Of course, in the European Union 15,9
Rather, in the European Union 14,9
Rather, in alliance with Russia and Belarus 23,7
Of course, in alliance with Russia and Belarus 32,3
It is difficult to say / I don’t know 13,2
Total 100


2. What would you like to see Ukraine's relations with Russia?

They should be the same as with other countries with closed borders, visas, customs 16,0
Ukraine and Russia should be independent but friendly states with open borders without visas and customs 58,9
Ukraine and Russia should unite in one state 19,4
It is difficult to say / I don’t know 4,9
No answers 0.7
Total 100


3. In the conflict that arose between Ukraine and Russia in connection with the supply of gas, some politicians blame the Russians, others - Ukrainian. What do you think which side is blame the most in causing the conflict...

Russian 21,2
Ukrainian 31,6
Or both equally? 30,5
It is difficult to say / I don’t know 14,6
No Answers 2,1
Total 100


4. Do you support the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the resignation of the Government?

Yes 34,7
No 43,3
It is difficult to say / I don’t know 18,8
No answers 2,1
Total 98,9


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