Most Ukrainians back lockdown from January 8 / REUTERS

As many as 56% of Ukrainians back the government's decision to introduce a lockdown in the country from January 8 to January 24, 2021.

At the same time, 41% oppose the decision, according to a poll recently conducted by the Rating Sociological Group.

Some 52% of the respondents believe the spread of the coronavirus will subside due to the lockdown, while 45% disagree.

The survey also showed 76% of the pollees were well aware that the government had decided to impose a lockdown on January 8-24, 2021, another 20% heard something about this, while 4% knew nothing about the move.

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Over 70% approve the closure of gyms, cinemas, as well as restaurants and cafes amid the lockdown (25% disapprove).

Some 54% were in favor of closing schools (43% against), and 48% for closing kindergartens (47% against).

The fewest number of all respondents back the closure of food markets (31% for, 67% against), intercity public transport (23% vs 75%), and public transport (18% vs 80%).

Mechanics of the poll

  • The poll was conducted on December 12-14 through computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) using a random selection of cell numbers.
  • The sample is representative of the adult population (aged 18 and older).
  • Some 2,500 respondents were polled in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and other Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine, namely certain districts in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • The margin of error does not exceed 2.0%.