More than 20% of Ukrainian respondents believe the introduction of a visa-free regime with the European Union the main political event in 2017 in Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of a poll conducted by the Democratic initiatives Fund them. Kucheriv jointly with the sociological service of the Razumkov Center.

According to the survey, 26% of respondents named the main political event of the year in the country, the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU, 10% – the case of Mikhail Saakashvili, 9% – the war in the Donbass, a 6% pension reform. Another quarter of respondents could not name a single event that can be considered meaningful in the past year.

The abolition of visas with the EU, 83% of those who called this event, was assessed as a positive event. 64% believe a positive pension reform. The war negatively assessed 96% of survey participants.

At the same time, 38% of respondents believe the events surrounding Saakashvili positive, 42% negative, 18% were having both positive and negative sides.

The main political event in 2017 in the world, 17% of Ukrainians admitted the entry of Donald trump for President of the USA, 8% – the war in Syria, the 5% war overall, 4% of the terrorist attacks in the world. Another 40% did not name a single significant event.

Wars, terrorist attacks, the respondents evaluated as negative events, but relevant to the presidency trump mixed: 31% believe it is positive, 23% negative, and 38% – by far not related to any positives nor negatives.

Politician 2017, 10% of respondents said Petro Poroshenko, 7% army, 6% – Yulia Tymoshenko, on 5%, Oleg Lyashko and Volodymyr Groysman, 4% – for Vadym Rabinovych. At the same time, 43% of citizens did not mention any candidates.

The study was conducted from 15 to 19 December 2017 in all regions except Crimea and the temporarily occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Respondents 2004 respondents aged from 18 years. Theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%.

In a survey conducted in may 2017 by the sociological Rating group, 53% of respondents said the most important challenge-the military conflict in the Donbass, 47% – the lowest level of salary or pension, 45% – increase of tariffs for utilities.

According to a study conducted by Diminitive and by the Razumkov Center in June 2017, the introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU was important for 39% of Ukrainians. 23,8% of respondents said that the abolition of visas for them less important, and 33.7% to this was quite indifferent.

See also: the Majority of Ukrainians support joining NATO – poll

Photo: screenshots from the press release

The abolition of visas, Saakashvili, war: Ukrainians call the events of 2017 27.12.2017

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