KIIS survey: Ukrainians prefer membership in EU to Customs Union

591
Ukrinform
The course towards Ukraine’s joining the European Union is supported by 46% of Ukrainian citizens, while Ukraine’s joining the Customs Union with Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia and Armenia is backed only by 13%.

These are the results of a survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) in September 2016.

The pro-European sentiments prevail in western and central Ukraine, where the course towards Ukraine’s joining the European Union is supported by 72% of citizens living in western Ukraine and 46% citizens living in central Ukraine. Only 4% of residents in western regions and 8% in central regions support Ukraine’s joining the Customs Union.

A total of 29% of residents living in central regions choose Ukraine’s independent course without its joining the EU or the Customs Union. In eastern and southern regions, the largest number of citizens, 43% and 40% respectively, also would like to see Ukraine neutral.

In southern and eastern Ukraine, 28% and 23% of citizens respectively support the European integration, while 28% and 22% of citizens living in eastern and southern Ukraine back the pro-Russian course.

iy

While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua". Materials marked Advertising are published based on the advertising rights.

© 2015-2017 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica
Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-