Poll: Most Ukrainians find out about their rights from TV and relatives

Poll: Most Ukrainians find out about their rights from TV and relatives

The television, relatives and friends, Internet sites are the main sources of information about human rights for Ukrainians.

Chairwoman of the Human Rights Information Centre Tetiana Pechonchyk made public such results of the sociological research at the press conference, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The poll results showed that people find out about their rights mostly from the programs on TV, Internet sites, relatives and friends. Only 15% of respondents say they learnt about their rights and methods of their protection at school and higher education institutions," she said.

Pechonchyk specified that respondents could choose several options. In particular, 75% of people called TV programs the source of information about human rights, 41% - relatives and friends, 30% - Internet sites, 26% - personal experience, 23% - newspapers.

The poll was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Office of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights with the support of the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine. A total of 2,002 citizens from all the regions of Ukraine took part in the survey, except for the residents of the occupied areas of Donbas and Crimea.


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