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New Year press release: what presents do the Ukrainians expect for the year of the earth dog
Over the past few years, on the New Year holidays` eve, KIIS conducts the survey to find out what presents are popular among the Ukrainians.
According to the survey results, the Ukrainians, as it was previously, are quite mercantile: at the first place with a big break are money, about 17% of the polled would love to receive them as a gift. Further three presents are the automobile and the accessories for it, the romantic journey, and the household appliances (from 6% to 7%).
Self-assessment of the state of health by the population of Ukraine
Kyiv International Institute of Sociology monitors the dynamics of self-assessment of the state of health among the Ukrainians since 1995. Survey data show that over the past two years, the state of health of Ukrainian residents remains virtually unchanged: research records neither improvement nor a statistically significant deterioration in how the Ukrainians assess their own health compared with data from 2015.
Dynamics of Internet usage in Ukraine: May 2017
In the spring of 2017 63% of the adult population of Ukraine were users of the Internet. The most popular is access to the Internet through a home-based stationary computer or laptop (54%), although today, 42% of the adult population in Ukraine, at least once a month, use the Internet on mobile devices (primarily on smartphones).
What problems disturb the Ukrainians
As the results of the study show, the vast majority of respondents (72%) are concerned about the war in the East of Ukraine. Also, among the most worrying problems for the Ukrainians are the standard of living (60%), the economic situation (47%) and the security of Ukraine (21%).
Of all the problems mentioned in the question, the least the Ukrainians are concerned about the status of the Russian language in Ukraine (1%) and the relations between the citizens of Ukraine of different nationalities (2%).
Compared to 2016, the level of concern for social problems among citizens has not changed much, but the Ukrainians have become less concerned about the relations with Russia, and criminality.
How the Ukrainians are going to spend vacations
The study showed that as of the second half of May 2017, 59% of Ukrainians do not plan to have a rest. This number decreased compared with 2016 (it was 63%). The number of those who have no opportunity to travel somewhere is 22% (in 2016 it was 25%).
Also, it should be noted that by the percentage of those who plan to go on vacation we have reached the level of the "pre-war" 2013 year.