11:17 24 May 2022

Most Ukrainians against giving up territory for the sake of peace, poll says

82% of Ukrainians aren't ready to give away some territories of Ukraine to reach peace.

Rubryka reports, referring to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

They performed the poll on May 13-18.

"For 82% of respondents, no territorial concessions are allowed. Only 10% believe that we can abandon some territories to achieve peace and preserve independence," the KIIS said.

Sociologists note that people are opposed to any territorial concessions in all regions of Ukraine.

Even in the East, where intense fighting occurs, 68% of respondents oppose concessions (only 19% are ready to make concessions).

In the South, 83% are against concessions (only 9% are ready).

Sociologists emphasize that among the respondents who currently live in the occupied territories, 77% are against any territorial concessions (18% are ready to make concessions).

And among those who left the occupied territories after February 24, 82% opposed any concessions (only 5% supported settlements).

The institute conducted research by telephone interviews based on a random sample of mobile numbers. They interviewed 2,000 respondents aged 18 and older living in all regions of Ukraine (except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea).

The survey interviewed Ukrainian citizens living in Ukraine, controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, up to February 24, at the moment of the poll.

The sample didn't include residents of the Crimea, Sevastopol, or certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Also, the survey wasn't conducted with citizens who went abroad after February 24.

Normally, the sample's statistical error (0.95 probability and 1.1 design effect) hasn't exceeded 2.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.1% for 25%, 1.5% for 10%, 1.1% for 5%.

Under conditions of war and the specified formal error, a particular systematic deviation is added. However, sociologists note that the results remain highly representative and allow a reasonably reliable public sentiment analysis.

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