IRI releases new poll of Ukrainian public opinion

April 12, 2012, 8:02 p.m.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) has released its most recent survey of Ukrainian public opinion.  The survey is a comprehensive analysis of attitudes regarding the current Ukrainian economic, social and political landscape.

Among the findings in the poll, 13 percent of Ukrainians believe that the country is moving in the right direction.  The percentage remained the same since IRI’s last national poll conducted in December 2011.  However, since December, the number of people who believe the country is moving in the wrong direction increased from 71 percent to 73 percent.  The three most important issues facing Ukrainians are: unemployment, low industrial production and corruption within the state bodies.  Seventy-four percent of Ukrainians do not support giving away part or Ukraine’s entire gas transportation system to Russia if it were to result in a reduction in the price Ukraine pays for imported gas from Russia.  

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