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According to the all-Ukrainian nationally representative survey conducted by Info Sapiens for the British Research Agency ORB International on March 3-4, 2022, 79% of Ukrainians are against the official recognition of the previously occupied areas of the Donbass region as part of Russia, 75% are against the official recognition of Crimea as part of Russia, and 56% are against the ban on Ukraine’s membership in NATO even if it ends the war.


88% have a positive attitude towards Volodymyr Zelensky – the President of Ukraine, and only 8% have a negative attitude. As for Viktor Yanukovych, the situation is quite opposite – 87% have a negative attitude towards him and only 6% have a positive attitude.

36% are positive about Petro Poroshenko, while 57% are negative about him. As for Yuriy Boyko, it’s 15% vs. 55%, respectively (19% state they do not know who it is). For Yevhen Murayev, it’s 10% vs 40% (42% do not know who it is).


67% are personally willing to put up armed resistance to stop the Russian occupation of Ukraine: in particular, 78% of men and 59% of women.


66% of Ukrainians believe that ordinary Russians are to blame for armed aggression, while 30% state they are not to blame.


Regarding the personal situation, 8% of Ukrainians left their home and moved to other settlements in Ukraine (we did not survey those who went abroad, but only 14 persons out of them were willing to be interviewed – probably most refugees did not respond due to a high cost of roaming).

The most common reasons why they did not leave: “it’s my home and I won’t leave it” (51%) and “I want to fight, defend” (22%).


34% of Ukrainians feel unsafe during the day and 50% – at night.


51% are worried about running out of food, and 39% are worried about running out of water.


Information on the research

The research sample includes 1024 respondents. The survey was conducted with a CATI method (computer-assisted telephone interviews) based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers. The sample is representative for the adult population (18+ years) of Ukraine by gender, age, settlement size, and residence region. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol were excluded from the study. In addition, in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the survey was conducted only in the territories controlled by Ukraine. Also, the survey does not cover Ukrainians who went abroad.

The maximum theoretical error does not exceed 3.1%. The survey was conducted on March 3-4, 2022.

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