Ukrainians are for joining the EU , NATO and the Customs Union

8.9% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine needs to move towards joining the Customs Union, accounted for 37.8% do not support NATO membership.

Як українці ставляться до вступу в ЄС , НАТО і в Митний союз

45,9% of Ukrainians believe that Ukraine needs to go in the direction of integration of the entry into the European Union and the accession to NATO support 41.4% of the population, reports Rus.Media.

This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by the Kiev international Institute of sociology (KIIS).

According to the survey, 8.9% of respondents believe that Ukraine should move towards joining the Customs Union, even to 31.6% – Ukraine should not focus on the accession to the EU or to the Customs Union. At the same time, 12.9 percent of respondents undecided with his opinion on the direction of the integration of Ukraine and 0.7% refused to answer.

The NATO support 41,4% of respondents, while 37.8 per cent do not support this. Another 20% have not yet determined their opinion, and 0.9 percent refused to answer the question. According to the study, 75.3% of Ukrainians believe that the leadership of the state leads the country in the wrong direction, 10,4% – in the right direction.

Undecided with my opinion 14%, refused to answer questions – 0,3%.

As noted by the Deputy Director of the KIIS Anton Grushetsky, Pro-European vector, and accession to NATO is mostly supported in Western Ukraine. According to the Ukrainians, the list of priority issues for Ukraine is the cessation of the war in the East – 61,7%, job creation – 33.5%, and increase of salaries and pensions – 31,9%, corruption – 29% and the reduction of tariffs for communal services – 19,1%.

*** Kyiv international Institute of sociology conducted the nationwide public opinion poll from 5 to 19 April 2018. Using personal interviews of respondents 2004 respondents living in 110 settlements in all regions of Ukraine (except for occupied Crimea and Donbas) with 4-stage stochastic sample, representative of the population of Ukraine over 18 years. Statistical sampling error (with probability 0.95 and at design-effect 1.5) does not exceed 3,3% for indicators close to 50%, 2,8% – for indicators close to 25%, 2,0% – for indicators close to 10%, 1,4% – for indicators close to 5%.

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