Poll: 66.5% of Ukrainians consider Russia to be aggressor
The majority of respondents polled in Ukraine – 66.5% - consider the Russian Federation to be an aggressor country (45.8% agree with this statement, 20.7% more likely agree).
These are findings of a poll conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from July 5 to July 15, 2019.
Some 23.9% of those polled do not believe that the Russian Federation is an aggressor country (11% would rather disagree with this statement and 12.9% disagree). Another 8.8% did not answer this question and 0.9% refused to answer.
When asked, "How do you generally feel about Russia now?", 46.5% of respondents answered "very good" or "mostly good" (9% and 37.5%, respectively).
But 43.6% of respondents answered "very bad" or "mostly bad" (22.6% and 21.1%, respectively). Another 9.5% found it difficult to answer the question, while 0.4% refused to answer.
Separately, respondents were asked to choose an answer from two options about the future of Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians. Thus, the opinions of those polled were split equally: 47.1% believe that they will remain close nations, and 45.9% believe that they are moving away from each other.
The poll was conducted from July 5 to July 15, 2019, through personal interviews in 125 towns and cities across Ukraine, except for Crimea. In Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the survey was conducted only in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. Some 2,000 respondents who are 18 and older were polled. The margin of error does not exceed 3.3% for indicators close to 50%, 2.8% for indicators close to 25%, 2% for indicators close to 10%, 1.4% for indicators close to 5%.