Poll: Most Ukrainians oppose referendum on Donbas

14:07, 01 March 2016

More than half of Ukrainians oppose the referendum on amending the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of the special order of the local government in the temporarily occupied areas of Donbas, according to findings of a public opinion poll conducted by Gorshenin Institute.

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The sociologists asked respondents whether it was necessary to hold a referendum on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of granting a special status to Donbas.

A total of 51.2% of respondents voted against the referendum. In particular, 29.6% of respondents said "definitely no," while 21.6% said "rather no."

A total of 35.9% of respondents expressed support for such a referendum. In particular, 15.9% of respondents said "definitely yes," while 20% of respondents answered "rather yes." Another 12.9% of respondents could not answer.

The poll was conducted on February 8-17, 2016. A total of 2,000 people aged from 18 were questioned in all regions of Ukraine (except for Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions). The poll's margin of error is no more than 2.2%.

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