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Almost half (46%) of Ukrainians communicate with their closest relatives (parents, grandparents, and siblings) mostly or only in Ukrainian, according to a survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), UNIAN learned.

It is noted that of this group, 32.4% speak Ukrainian exclusively.

Russian is the only or major language spoken in the family for 28.1% of Ukrainians, the survey says, that's including 15.8% who speak only Russian.

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At the same time, another 24.9% of Ukrainians use both Ukrainian and Russian equally.

0.2% speak other languages, and another 0.7% could not or refused to answer the question.

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On a client's request, KIIS polled respondents across Ukraine from February 28 to March 11. Personal interviews were done with 2004 respondents living in 129 settlements in all Ukrainian regions (except Crimea) using a four-stage stochastic sample with quota selection at the last stage representing the population of Ukraine over the age of 18.

In Luhansk and Donetsk regions, respondents were interviewed only in the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities.

Statistical sampling error (with a probability of 0.95 and with a design effect of 1.5) does not exceed 4.7% for indicators close to 50%, 4.1% - for indicators close to 25%, 2.9% - for indicators close to 10%, and 2.1% - for those close to 5%.