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Ukrainian society over the 25 years: dynamics of some social indices
Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) – one of the first research companies that appeared in independent Ukraine. Over the 25 years of its existence, KIIS has conducted thousands of researches and accumulated the significant amount of data. Now KIIS execute about 150 projects per year. In the following press release, we present some indices that characterize the changes that took place in the Ukrainian society over this period.
Some of the topics that are a subject of KIIS research during many years and are presented are – the level of well-being, happiness and health, geopolitical orientations of the Ukrainians, the attitude of the population of Ukraine toward Russia and vice versa, the dynamics of the Internet usage, trust to social institutions.
Dynamics of the attitudes of the Ukrainians towards public opinion polls, December 2016
December poll showed that half of the population of Ukraine (50%) trust data of the sociological organizations that have been operating for a long time already, 14% - do not trust, others do not have an opinion on this matter. The rate of trust toward sociological surveys has not changed over the past year, the rate of mistrust slightly increased that is why trust-mistrust balance (percentage of those who trust minus percentage of those who mistrust) slightly decreased (from 40% to 36%) comparing to the analogical data of December 2015
COMMENTARY ABOUT THE STANDARDS FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL RATINGS
It turns out that many people interpret the sociological ratings incorrectly. Partly it is the fault of sociologists because they can not agree on the standards for the publication of ratings (actually they have agreed on some but not all). This comment is ought to help the readers of our site to understand this matter.The first thing that is always made public is the percentage of those who will vote for a particular party (or candidate) WITH THE RESPECT TO ALL RESPONDENTS. This is the direct results of the survey, and in relation to these indicators, the sampling errors are calculated. These data are needed to compare different studies, but THEY DO NOT SHOW WHAT PARTIES WILL BE ELECTED TO THE PARLIAMENT.
Dynamics of the attitudes of Ukrainians towards public opinion polls, December 2015
The poll in December, 2015 showed that half of the population (50%) trusts sociological organizations that have been working for a long time already, 10% do not trust sociological organizations, others do not think about it. Trust-mistrust rate for sociological surveys and trust-mistrust balance (percentage of those, who trust, minus percentage of those, who mistrust, equals +40%) is almost the same as it was in 2014.
Dynamic of attitudes of Ukraine to opinion polls, December 2014
Questions about the attitude of the Ukrainian population to the results of opinion polls asked in 2002, 2004, 2009, 2012 and 2013. The December 2014 survey showed that the level of distrust in public opinion research decreased and balance of trust and distrust increased.