Ukrainian Politics

 In Three Years of Yanukovych’s Rule Ukrainians Came Worse Off, Poll Numbers

The life of only 18% of respondents has improved, according to a poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology.

Thus, the overwhelming majority of respondents (82%), in response to the question was whether they live better than 3-4 years ago, said that over the last 3-4 years of their lives or became worse (almost 43%), or not significantly the same (39%). Only 18% said they learned to live better.

Life has become better for citizens of the East (20%) and southern Ukraine (23%). In the west and center of life has improved in 14% and 16%, respectively. However, even in the South (33%) and East (39%) of the country much more than those who are 3-4 years ago were better than now. In the center and west of the respondents 48% and 51%, respectively.

Among those who are better off are mostly young people 18-29 years (26%). Among all older people, it ranges between 14-16%. At the same time 30% of young people just a few years ago were better. Among people aged 30 to 69 years, the rate in the range 46-48%.

The survey was conducted from 8 to 17 February 2013. Were interviewed 2032 respondents living in all regions of Ukraine on stochastic sample, representative of the population of Ukraine over 18 years. The statistical margin of error (with a probability of 0.95 and a design effect of 1.5) does not exceed: 3.3% for indicators close to 50%, and 2.8% - for indicators, close to 25%, 2.0% - for performance, close to 10%, 1.4% - for the indicators are close to 5%.

The results of the survey coincided with the third anniversary of Viktor Yanukovych in office.