Levada - Center and KIIS about Crisis in Ukraine

The survey took place between 22 and 25 August 2014 and between 26 and 29 September 2014 and was conducted throughout all of Russia in both urban and rural settings. The survey was carried out among 1600 people over the age of 18 in 134 localities of 46 of the country’s regions. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys. The statistical error of these studies does not exceed 3.4%.  

This press release uses research data gathered by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) for the Democratic Initiatives fund.

IS THE COUNTRY TODAY MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, OR IS THE COUNTRY HEADING DOWN THE WRONG PATH?

 

According to

residents of Russia

Sep.14, Levada - Center

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS*

In the right direction

65

26

In the wrong direction

22

44

It is difficult to say

14

29

No answer

-

1

 

* KIIS posed the question in the following format: "DO YOU THINK THAT THE COUNTRY'S LEADERSHIP IS CONDUCTING STATE AFFAIRS IN THE RIGHT OR WRONG DIRECTION?"

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE VIEW THAT RUSSIA ACTIVELY SUPPORTS PRO-RUSSIAN ORIENTED FORCES IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

According to

residents of Russia

Aug.14, Levada - Center

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

Definitely yes

12

49

Mostly yes

38

25

Mostly no

22

8

Definitely not

8

7

It is difficult to say

20

11

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT THAT RUSSIA IS JUSTIFIED IN DEFENDING THE INTERESTS OF RUSSIAN-SPEAKING CITIZENS IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

Yes

20

No

66

It is difficult to say

15

DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIA BEARS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BLOODSHED, DEATH OF PEOPLE IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

According to

residents of Russia

Aug.14, Levada - Center

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

Definitely yes

5

44

Mostly yes

12

19

Mostly no

25

10

Definitely not

50

17

It is difficult to say

8

10

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE VIEW THAT THERE IS A WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE?

 

According to

residents of Russia

Aug.14, Levada - Center

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

Yes

26

70

No

59

19

It is difficult to say

15

11

NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOW CONSTANTLY BEING CONDUCTED REGARDING THE ROADMAP TO OVERCOME ARMED CONFLICT IN DONBASS. DO YOU THINK UKRAINE SHOULD COMPROMISE WITH RUSSIA AND THE SELF-PROCLAIMED LEADERS OF THE DONBASS AND LUGANSK REPUBLICS FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE?

 

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

It is necessary to consent to any and all compromises in order to achieve peace at any price

28

It's worth consenting to serious compromises for the sake of peace, but not to all compromises

23

It's possible to agree to some compromises, but it's not possible to agree to serious concessions

24

It shouldn't agree to any concessions in any case, even if it means war

16

It is difficult to say

10

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF THE DONBASS (DONETSK, LUGANSK REGIONS)? WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS WOULD YOU PREFER?

 

According to

residents of Russia

Aug.14, Levada - Center

According to

 residents of Ukraine

Sep.14, DI+KIIS

For Donbass to remain a part of Ukraine on the same terms as before the crisis

6

45

For Donbass to remain a part of Ukraine but receive greater independence from Kyiv

18

32

For Donbass to become an independent state

40

7

For Donbass to become a part of the Russian Federation

21

5

It is difficult to say

16

10

Translated by the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.