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Almost a quarter of Ukrainian citizens have already taken advantage of the visa-free travel with the European Union, while 57.3% consider themselves Europeans, according to a recent poll.

As evidenced by the results of a phone survey conducted by the Active Group sociological company and announced at a press conference, answering a question "How important is the introduction of visa-free travel with EU for you?", a quarter of respondents said it was "very important", while almost 39% said "rather important." Some 8.2% claim they don't care about it and 18% of respondents said it was "rather unimportant," according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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To a question "Did you take advantage of the opportunities that the visa-free travel provided?" almost a quarter of those polled said they used the opportunity to travel to the EU, 72% haven't used it, and 4% refused to answer.

To a question "Do you consider yourself a European?", 43.3% of respondents said "yes, definitely" another 14% said they "rather consider themselves to be a European," 13.5% said "probably not," 24.1% claimed "definitely not," and 4.2% of respondents found it difficult to answer.

The survey was conducted on June 7-9, 2020 via phone interviews of Ukrainian residents, except those in the occupied territories. The sample is representative of age, gender, and type of settlement. The sample frame is 1,236 respondents. The margin of error does not exceed 2.8%.