Almost 70% of polled Ukrainians proud of their citizenship
Some 69% of Ukrainians polled by the Sociological Group "Rating" say they are proud of the fact that they are citizens of Ukraine, 78% are proud of being residents of their city, town or village.
The poll was conducted as part of the "Portraits of the Regions" project.
"The majority of respondents are proud of the fact that they are citizens of Ukraine (69%). Even a larger share of people is proud of the fact that they are residents of their region (74%) and their city/village (78%). At the same time, about a third of those polled in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zaporizhia, and Odesa regions say they do not feel proud of being citizens of Ukraine," the rating agency said.
So, most often the respondents chose the nature (43%) and history (40%) of their region as a subject of pride. Some 27% are proud of the traditions of their land, 26% boast of culture and art, 22% of local residents, 18% of places of interest, and 14% of natural resources. Some 12% mentioned outstanding people and 11% sporting achievements and cuisine.
More often than others, proud of their nature were residents of Kyiv, Khmelnytsky, Chernihiv, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk regions, and Transcarpathia.
Residents of Lviv, Zaporizhia regions and the city of Kyiv are proud of their land's history, while traditions of the region were more frequently chosen by pollees in Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions, culture and art in Kyiv and Lviv regions.
The respondents were most proud of their fellow citizens in Odesa region, as well as in Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, and Transcarpathian regions.
Places of interest are a subject of pride for residents in the cities of Zaporizhia and Kyiv, as well as in Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa, and Vinnitsa regions.
Natural resources were most often mentioned by pollees in Donetsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv regions, outstanding people of the region were cited by those polled in Cherkasy and Donetsk regions, and sports achievements in Donetsk region.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian cuisine and food is a subject of pride of residents of Transcarpathia, Kyiv and Odesa regions, and the city of Kyiv. Those polled in Chernihiv and Kirovograd regions are proud of agriculture, pollees in Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions are proud of their regions' industry, those polled in Kharkiv region mentioned science and education.
The poll was conducted from November 16 to December 10 among Ukrainian citizens aged 18 and older in all regions and the city of Kyiv, except for Russian-occupied Crimea and certain parts of Donbas in the country's east. Some 40,000 respondents were interviewed (1,600 in each region). The sample is representative of the type of a locality, age and gender profile of each region. The margin of error is no more than 2.4% in each of the regions and no more than 0.5% at the national level.