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PROTEST IN KIEV

This survey took place between 2-6 March 2017 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 137 localities of 48 of the country’s regions. The survey was conducted as a personal interview in respondents’ homes. The answer distribution is presented as percentages of the number of participants along with data from previous surveys.

The statistical error of these studies for a selection of 1600 people (with a probability of 0.95) does not exceed:

                3.4% for indicators around 50%

                2.9% for indicators around 25%/75%

                2.0% for indicators around 10%/90%

                1.5% for indicators around 5%/95%

DID YOU FOLLOW THE PROTESTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN CENTRAL KIEV THREE YEARS AGO (MAIDAN)?

  Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Jan. 16 Mar. 17
Very closely 9 13 13 12
Somewhat closely 35 44 36 33
Not closely 40 31 35 35
Not at all 10 9 11 15
Have not heard anything about this 6 4 5 6

WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED IN KIEV AT THAT TIME? (as a percentage of those respondents who followed the protests)

Jan. 14 Mar. 16 Mar. 17
Peaceful protest 4 8 7
Attempted violent coup d’état 84 80 80
It is difficult to say 12 12 13

WHAT, IN YOUR OPINION, WAS THE MAIN REASON THAT LED PEOPLE TO PROTEST IN KIEV AT THAT TIME? (as a percentage of those respondents who followed the protests; multiple answers; responses arranged according to latest survey)

Jan. 14 Feb. 14 Mar. 16 Mar. 17
The influence of the West, seeking to draw Ukraine into its sphere of political influence 44 45 46 48
Nationalist sentiment 35 32 27 30
Anger at the corrupt Yanukovich regime 14 17 21 23
The desire to make Ukraine as civilized as other European countries 8 12 15 18
The desire to free Ukraine from Russia’s economic and political control, become independent 10 12 15 11
Feeling of dignity, rejection of tyranny 7 12 10 11
Protesting Berkut/internal forces brutality 5 4 4 6
Other 2 1 2 1
It is difficult to say 13 13 9 10

HAVE YOU BEEN FOLLOWING CURRENT EVENTS IN UKRAINE?*

Very closely Somewhat closely Not closely Not at all Have not heard anything about this
Feb. 17 9 30 44 17 2
Nov. 16 6 23 44 26 2
Sept. 16 7 28 43 19 3
May. 16 8 29 46 16 1
Mar. 16 7 33 43 16 1
Feb. 16 9 29 43 17 2
Jan. 16 8 25 48 16 4
Nov. 15 10 27 46 16 2
Oct. 15 9 32 42 16 1
Sept. 15 12 31 43 12 2
Aug. 15 13 32 41 14 1
Jul. 15 15 36 38 11 1
Jun. 15 18 36 35 10 1
May. 15 13 37 37 11 2
Apr. 15 14 33 38 14 <1
Mar. 15 17 40 34 8 1
Feb. 15 15 43 33 9 1
Jan. 15 16 43 35 5 1
Dec. 14 13 35 41 9 1
Nov. 14 15 37 36 11 1
Aug. 14 15 49 30 6 1
Jul. 14 16 48 29 5 1
Jun. 14 20 45 29 6 1
May. 14 12 46 34 8 1
Apr. 14 12 48 30 10 1
Mar. 14 18 46 29 4 3
Feb. 14 13 44 31 9 4
Jan. 14 9 35 40 10 6
Dec. 13 4 21 40 17 18

HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THE CURRENT SITUATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE?*

Oct. 15 Nov. 15 Jan. 16 Feb. 16 May 16 Jul. 16 Sept. 16 Nov. 16 Feb. 17
Good 1 4 2 1 1 1 3 1 <1
Calm 11 10 10 7 8 8 10 8 4
Tense 64 60 65 70 66 62 61 66 59
Critical, volatile 15 19 14 18 17 20 18 16 28
It is difficult to say 9 7 9 5 8 9 9 9 8

HOW DO YOU THINK THE SITUATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE WILL CHANGE OVER THE COMING YEAR?*

Nov. 15 Jan. 16 Feb. 16 May 16 Jul. 16 Sept. 16 Nov. 16 Feb. 17
Improve 14 13 13 9 11 11 14 10
Worsen 24 27 22 25 28 25 25 33
Remain the same 46 44 51 52 47 48 46 39
It is difficult to say 15 16 13 14 14 16 16 19

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

Apr. 14 Aug. 14 Feb. 15 Jan. 16 Feb. 17
Yes 34 26 34 25 24
No 57 59 60 65 64
It is difficult to say 9 15 7 11 12

*Survey was conducted 17-20 February 2017.

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

ANO Levada Center has been included in the register of noncommercial organizations acting as foreign agents. See the Director of the Levada Center’s statement of disagreement with this decision here.

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