Almost Every Second Ukrainian Already Feels European – Poll

The sociological service of the Razumkov Center together with the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation conducted an investigation that showed 47% of Ukrainians already feel themselves to be Europeans..

For example, if in May 2013, 34% of Ukrainian citizens felt themselves to be Europeans and 55% did not, at the end of 2015, those who considered themselves Europeans were 47%, and those who did not were 42%.

The most important factor which the vast majority of the Ukrainians lack to feel fully European is material well-being, as confirmed by 47% of respondents. The absence of security vis a vis the state and the law was mentioned by 33.5% of respondents.

Only 57% of Ukrainians consider the visa-free regime with the EU important, not surprising since the average salary in the Ukraine is less than 100 euros a month. In the south and east of the country only 44% and 39%, respectively, continue to expect visa liberalization.

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