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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.
Only 25% of the Ukrainians know how the visa free regime with the Schengen area countries
Visa-free regime was one of the key topics of mass media discussion in Ukraine over the past two years. At the same time data of research and media monitoring show that there were no systematic explanation of their rights and obligations connected with the implementation of a visa-free regime. Only 5% of press reports on this subject contained analytics, the rest presented just the summary records of the process of obtaining visa-free regime.According to the latest polls conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, only 25% of respondents were able to correctly answer the question about how long one can stay in the EU territory according to the terms of visa-free regime.
The prevalence of smoking among young people has been reduced by 28% – Kyiv International Institute of Sociology
Analysts explain: the legislative control has been instrumental in reducing the prevalence of smoking among young Ukrainians.
On March 20, 2017, the results of the nation-wide survey concerning smoking in Ukraine have been presented; the survey has been conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
Eating out tendencies among the residents of Ukraine
The majority of the Ukrainians eats at home. Over the past month, 29% of the adult population (48% among people under 40 years) consumed food that was prepared outside the home. Residents of Ukraine prefer "democratic” catering establishments. The leaders are cafe or bistro, which account for two-thirds of recent visits.