KIIS starts the second wave of the international project GATS
In October 2016, Kiev International Institute of Sociology starts the second wave of the international project “The Global Adult Tobacco Survey – GATS” in Ukraine.
This is a follow-up study, its first wave was successfully carried out in 2009/2010. The results of this study are available on the Ministry of Health website (http://www.moz.gov.ua/docfiles/gats2010report.pdf) and the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/en_tfi_gats_ukraine_report_2010.pdf). These results have been widely used by the Ministry to implement the state policy.
Geopolitical orientations of the residents of Ukraine: European Union, Customs Union, NATO (September 2016)
According to a poll conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology in September 2016, about half of the population of Ukraine was ready to vote for Ukraine's accession to the EU: if a referendum on whether to join Ukraine the European Union had been held at the time when the survey took place, 49% of residents of Ukraine would have voted for Ukraine's accession to the EU, 25% - against, and the remaining 25% - were undecided or would not have participated in the vote.
Changes in the attitude of the Ukrainians toward Russia and of the Russians toward Ukraine
The attitude of the population of Ukraine toward Russia did not change much, while the attitude of the population of Russia toward Ukraine became worse over the past 6 months. The amount of those Ukrainians who have positive attitude toward Russia decreased by 5 percentage points over the past 2 months what is statistically insignificant (from 42% in May to 40% in September), at the same time in Russia positive attitude over this period decreased by 13 percentage points (from 39% in May to 26% in September). The amount of those Ukrainians who prefer borders with Russia to be closed increased comparing to May 2016 (from 44% to 48%). The amount of those who support this idea in Russia also increased (from 36% to 39%).