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Trust to social institutions
The most trustworthy institutions for the Ukrainians are the church, volunteers and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The least trustworthy are the government of Ukraine, Russian mass-media and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (these institutions` trust rate among the population is less than 10%). In general, the trust rate changed significantly over the past year. There is a tendency for the decrease of the Ukrainians rate of trust toward the social institutions.
COMMENTARY ABOUT THE STANDARDS FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL RATINGS
It turns out that many people interpret the sociological ratings incorrectly. Partly it is the fault of sociologists because they can not agree on the standards for the publication of ratings (actually they have agreed on some but not all). This comment is ought to help the readers of our site to understand this matter.The first thing that is always made public is the percentage of those who will vote for a particular party (or candidate) WITH THE RESPECT TO ALL RESPONDENTS. This is the direct results of the survey, and in relation to these indicators, the sampling errors are calculated. These data are needed to compare different studies, but THEY DO NOT SHOW WHAT PARTIES WILL BE ELECTED TO THE PARLIAMENT.
Issues the Ukrainians are concerned about
According to the results, the vast majority of respondents (72%) concerned about the war in the East of Ukraine. Also amongst the worrisome issues are standard of living (61%), the economic situation (46%), and security of Ukraine (15%).
Amongst the all listed issues, the least worrisome one is the status of Russian language in Ukraine (1%), this situation is observed in all regions of Ukraine.
Well-being of the residents of Ukraine in May, 2016: Economic issues and happiness despite difficulties
In May, 2016 average value of ISW was -59 while value of IIW was much higher - -8. Such immense difference shows that despite all difficulties the Ukrainians are generally much more satisfied with their own life than with the situation in the country.
Assessment of demand for profession
On December 22, 2015 the presentation of research “Assessment of demand for professions that are in need on the labor market” was held in the office of United Nations Development Programme.