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According to new polling by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Ukrainians are steadfast in their commitment to their country’s democratic future. 76 percent of respondents want Ukraine to become a fully functioning democracy,  with human rights protection, equal justice for all, freedom of speech and free and fair elections. 

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released the results of its latest national survey in Ukraine. According to the study, completed in July - August 2021, Ukrainians remain united in their desire for the country's democratic future. Although the overall mood in the country is less optimistic compared to previous waves, people in Ukraine are still politically engaged and are willing to provide their input to the government.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released the results of its latest national telephone survey of Ukrainians, its second during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, completed in December 2020, public opinion in Ukraine is heavily affected by the pandemic and its implications on public health, the economy and Ukrainians’ personal wellbeing. Although challenges abound, the vast majority of Ukrainians remain committed to their country’s democratic future. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Ukrainians

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released the results of its latest national telephone survey of Ukrainians, its first during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the new study, completed in August 2020, the pandemic has deeply impacted many aspects of Ukrainians’ lives, especially their economic outlook. Despite these challenges, Ukrainians remain committed to democratic values, although they have become less optimistic about the future over the past year. 

COVID-19 impact on Ukraine: health and economic trade-offs

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has released its latest wave of national survey results in Ukraine. The most recent round of research, completed in December 2019, shows an optimistic and hopeful Ukraine with citizens expressing a clear desire to engage in politics. Across the country, and in every demographic group, Ukrainians continue to be united in the importance of Ukraine becoming a fully functioning democracy, with 81 percent of respondents sharing that view.

NDI’s latest nationwide survey, completed in September 2019 following July parliamentary elections, shows that optimism and expectations, already high in May,  have continued to rise. This trend continues to define the post-election environment. The biggest changes in attitudes have taken place in the west of the country, which is now the most optimistic region.

NDI’s latest nationwide survey, completed in May 2019, following the second round of the presidential election, shows a dramatic increase in optimism and high expectations for the newly elected president as well as the country as a whole. The assessment of the presidential election far exceeded expectations with overwhelming majority of respondents (88 percent) assessing the process positively. In addition, support for EU and NATO has grown nationally and in every region of the country.

NDI’s latest nationwide survey (completed December 2018) shows that with March 31st presidential elections approaching, more than 50 percent of Ukrainians are undecided. They value honesty above all other qualities in a candidate, including experience. Among voters with a preference, an actor who plays an honest but entirely fictional president in a television show is as popular as the leader of Ukraine’s oldest political party.  

This statement is offered by a joint international delegation organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the European Parliament. The delegation’s purposes were: to accurately and impartially assess electoral preparations in advance of Ukraine's 2019 presidential election; review the broader political environment; examine factors that could affect the integrity of the electoral process; and offer recommendations that could contribute to peaceful, credible elections and public confidence in the electoral process.

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