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Over 70% of Ukrainians are optimistic about 2021, a recent poll has shown.

That is according to the results of the survey conducted by the Rating Sociological Group on January 2-4, as reported on the agency's website on January 5.

In particular, 74% of Ukrainians are optimistic about 2021, while only 18% are pessimistic. Residents of Kyiv and western regions, young people, voters of such political parties as the Servant of the People, Za Maibutnie (For the Future), the Ukrainian Strategy, and the Holos (Voice) are more optimistic in their expectations.

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Mechanics of the poll

The poll was conducted 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%.