60% of citizens consider their native language Ukrainian

18:33, 16 June 2006
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38% - Russian – poll

Some 60% of Ukrainian citizens consider Ukrainian their native language, and some 38% - Russian. These are the results of a poll, conducted by “Democratic initiatives” Fund and “Ukrainian Sociology Service” company, publicized at a press conference in Kyiv today.

      According to an UNIAN correspondent, in line with the poll, some 37% of those polled noted that they speak only Ukrainian in their families, some 34% - only Russian, and some 28% - use both the languages, depending on circumstances.

      At the same time, some 78.4% of those polled determined their nationality as Ukrainian, some 19.1% - Russian, and some 2.6% - mentioned other nationalities.

      The poll was carried out during June 1-11 in all the Oblasts of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Kyiv, and Sevastopol. 2011 respondents aged over 18 were polled. The error margin does not exceed 2.2%.

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