Ukrainians consider the high cost of living and low salaries to be the most serious problems, while corruption ranks second.
A total of 92.2% of respondents said the high cost of living and low salaries (67% consider the problem to be very serious, 25.2% call it rather serious) were among the Top 5 problems, according to a monthly survey conducted by Info Sapiens, as reported by the RBC Ukraine media outlet.
Corruption ranked second with 91.2% of votes (69% consider the problem to be very serious and 22.2% call it rather serious).
Some 90.7% of respondents called the high cost and low quality of healthcare services among the most serious problems (67.3% consider the problem to be very serious, 23.4% call it rather serious).
In addition, 89.8% of respondents mentioned the war in Donbas (72.7% consider the problem to be very serious, 17.1% call it rather serious).
Injustice in the judicial system was mentioned by 86% (59.9% consider the problem to be very serious, 26.1% call it rather serious).
The second wave of the survey was conducted March 4 through April 8, 2020. Some 2,516 people were personally interviewed as part of a nationally representative survey. The program is funded by the European Union and is co-financed and implemented by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As UNIAN reported earlier, according to a survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group, as of mid-May 2020, every third Ukrainian (32%) said the country was moving in the right direction; half of the pollees (51%) said the direction was wrong. The remaining 17% found it difficult to answer.
At the same time, according to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), Ukrainians are afraid of the crisis twice as much as the coronavirus. As of April 2020, some 54% of Ukrainians were more afraid of the economic consequences of quarantine restrictions than the coronavirus epidemics.