News from Ukraine: 36% of Ukrainians know nothing about EU assistance to Ukraine - poll

19:12 Sep. 8, 2016

36% of Ukrainians know nothing about EU assistance to Ukraine - poll

36% of Ukrainians know nothing about EU assistance to Ukraine (UNIAN Photo)

Kyiv's residents say that the EU provides assistance in the field of energy efficiency

About one-third of respondents believe that the EU provides assistance to Ukraine in the fight against corruption, about 22% in the sphere of defense and security and 19.3% with reforms in public administration.

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At the same time, more than one-third of respondents don't seem know anything about the EU's help to Ukraine, according to a study by the Center for Social and Marketing Research "Socis" which was commissioned by 1+1 TV channel.

Regionally, residents of Kyiv more often than not point out that the EU only provides assistance in the field of energy efficiency.

Respondents in the West of Ukraine always seem to demonstrate a higher level of awareness with EU assistance in the business sphere, as well as defense and security. Also, in the north of Ukraine, people more often indicated that the EU helps in reforming the nation's judicial system.

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The survey was conducted August 18-23, 2016. A total of 1,483 respondents, aged 18 years and over took part. The sample is taken as representative for the Ukrainian population by sex, age, size of the village and region of residence (according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine as of 01.01.2015), with the exception of the territory of Crimea and the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone.

The survey method used was a one to one interview at the home of the respondent with the use of tablets (Computer Assisted Personal Interview, CAPI). The poll's margin of error does not exceed 2.6% at a 95% confidence interval.

Reporting by UNIAN

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