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The Ukraine Crisis

The survey took place between 20 and 23 February 2015 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%.

DO YOU THINK THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY RUSSIAN TROOPS IN UKRAINE?

 

Sept. 14

Nov. 14

Feb. 15

Yes

29

25

25

No

49

53

53

It is difficult to say

23

22

22

WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TO THE FACT THAT RUSSIAN VOLUNTEERS ARE FIGHTING IN THE RANKS OF MILITIA IN EASTERN UKRAINE?

 

May 14*

June 14*

19-22 Sept. 14*

26-29 Sept. 14

Nov. 14

Feb. 15

Entirely positive

24

20

13

11

12

14

Mostly positive

37

44

44

47

43

38

Mostly negative

15

13

20

19

19

23

Entirely negative

4

6

5

7

7

8

It is difficult to say

20

17

18

16

20

17

* The question was asked in the following format: “WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN VOLUNTEERS IN THE CONFRONTATION IN THE DONETSK AND LUGANSK REGIONS?”

IF YOU KNEW THAT RUSSIAN TROOPS WERE FIGHTING IN THE RANKS OF MILITIA IN EASTERN UKRAINE, WHAT WOULD YOUR ATTITUDE BE TOWARD THIS?

 

Nov. 14

Feb. 15

Entirely positive

10

11

Mostly positive

35

34

Mostly negative

25

26

Entirely negative

9

9

It is difficult to say

22

20

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

 

Apr. 14

Aug. 14

Feb. 15

Yes

34

26

34

No

57

59

60

It is difficult to say

9

15

7

IF HOSTILITIES RESUME IN EASTERN UKRAINE, DO YOU THINK THAT RUSSIAN TROOPS SHOULD INTERVENE THERE?

 

Sept. 14

Nov. 14

Feb. 15

Definitely yes

5

6

3

Probably yes

16

17

22

Probably no

36

32

32

Definitely no

27

26

28

It is difficult to say

16

20

16

WOULD YOU SUPPORT RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP IN THE EVENT OF OPEN MILITARY CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE?

 

21-24 March 2014

May 14

Aug. 14

Feb. 15

Definitely yes

36

30

13

15

Probably yes

38

39

28

29

Probably no

11

11

23

23

Definitely no

2

5

20

16

It is difficult to say

13

14

16

18

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF EASTERN UKRAINE (DONETSK AND LUGANSK REGIONS)? WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WOULD YOU PREFER?

 

2014

2015

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

XI

XII

I

II

I would like for Eastern Ukraine to become an independent state

12

25

36

39

41

40

46

43

40

43

41

I would like for Eastern Ukraine to remain a part of Ukraine but to have more independence from Kiev

17

21

17

19

17

18

21

18

25

17

21

I would like for Eastern Ukraine to become a part of Russia

48

35

26

25

23

21

16

17

13

19

15

I would like for Eastern Ukraine to remain a part of Ukraine under the same conditions as before the crisis

8

6

6

5

7

6

5

6

6

4

7

It is difficult to say

15

13

15

12

12

16

13

16

16

17

16

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW IS THE CONFLICT IN EASTERN UKRAINE MOST LIKELY TO BE RESOLVED?

 

26-29 Sept. 14

Feb. 15

DNR and LNR (Novorossiya) will exist as independent states, similar to Transnistria, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia

30

38

Donetsk and Lugansk will return to Ukraine with broader autonomy; the beginning of federalization of Ukraine

19

18

The confrontation will drag on for many years, similar to Palestinian-Israeli conflict

16

12

DNR and LNR (Novorossiya) will become a part of Russia

10

9

Donetsk and Lugansk will return to Ukraine with the same rights as an ordinary region

6

3

It is difficult to say

19

20

Translated by Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (formerly  Monterey Institute of International Studies).

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