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 Vast Majority of Ukrainians do not Believe Tymoshenko to be Involved in Shcherban Case, Poll Shows

The majority of Ukrainians do not believe that the ex Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko ordered the assassination of deputy Yevhen Shcherban.

This is shown by a survey of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, the Ukrainian Pravda reports.

Respondents were asked: "Do you believe that Tymoshenko ordered assassination of Shcherban?".

The study showed that the vast majority of the population of Ukraine, namely 76%, do not believe that Tymoshenko ordered the assassination, 24% of respondents believe in such a possibility.

At that, the total population in all regions of the country the majority of the population does not believe that Tymoshenko ordered the assassination.

The vast majority of those who believe in the possibility of ordering the killing is concentrated in the Eastern and Southern regions (37%), but the number of those who do not believe is much higher (64% in the East and 63% in the South).

Most of those who do not believe in such possibility is among residents of the West (90%) and Central (87%) regions.

There is no party whose majority supporters believe in the order.

Most of those who believe in the possibility of ordering the murder Shcherban by Tymoshenko are supporters of the Party of Regions (41%), but more than half of the Party of Regions does not believe in such a possibility (59%).

Also among the supporters of the Communist Party there are more of those who do not believe in the possibility of the order (63%). 37% of the party's electorate do believe in it.

The greatest number of those who do not believe in the possibility of the order is the electorate opposition parties: Batkivschyna (96%), Svoboda (92%) and somewhat lower among the supporters of Vitali Klitschko's Udar (85% ).

The number of those who do not believe in the possibility of order is slightly higher among women than men (78% versus 75%). 25% of men and 22% of women admit that possibility.

With age, the number of those who believe in the possibility of the order increases - the number is smaller among young people 18-29 years of age (21%) and the highest among people aged 60-69 (27%).

Those who do not believe in the possibility of Shcherban's assassination order among youth and middle aged people is - 18-29 (79%) and 30-39 (78%).

No differences were found in accordance with education level.

The survey was conducted from 8 to 17 February 2013. 2032 respondents living in all areas of the country were interviewed.

The statistical margin of error (with probability 0.95 and the design effect 1.5) does not exceed: 3.3% for indicators close to 50%; 2.8% - for the indicators close to 25%, 2.0% - for indicators close to 10% and 1.4% - for the indicators of close to 5%.

 
 
 
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