80% of Ukrainians do not consider language issue a top-priority

23.02.2009 | 18:05

These are the results of an all-Ukrainian poll...

As of today, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainians believe that the language issue does need any urgent decisions (some 44%), or is not pressing at all (some 38%). These are the results of an all-Ukrainian poll carried out by Ukrainian Democratic Circle on the order of the Institute of Politics.

Thus, anwering the question “Politicians have been carrying out many disputes concerning the langauge issue, in particular, the status of the Russian language. How urgent is solution of this problem for you personally?”, only some 15% of those polled said that the language issue should be immediately solved.

The poll was carried out on January 30 – February 5, 2008. On the whole, 1600 respondents aged over 18 years old were polled. The error margin does not exceed 2.5%.

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