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Changes in the attitude of Ukrainians towards Russia and in the attitude of Russians towards Ukraine
The mutual attitude got worse over the past three months. However, the attitude of Ukrainians to Russia is still more positive than the attitude of Russians to Ukraine. Comparing to the May survey the amount of positively minded Ukrainians fell slightly (from 52% in May to 48% in September). The proportion of negatively minded Ukrainians increased also slightly (from 38% to 41%).
The views and opinions of South-Eastern regions residents of Ukraine: April 2014
The survey “Opinions and views of the citizens of Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine: April 2014” was conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology during April 8-16, 2014. The results are representative for the population (18 years and older) of each of 8 regions (oblasts) of the South and the East of Ukraine (Odesa, Mykolaiiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Donetsk oblasts).
Dynamics of Ukraineís attitude toward Russia and Russian populationís attitude toward Ukraine
The majority of respondents both from Russia and Ukraine would like to see both countries independent but friendly states with open borders without visas and customs (in Ukraine — 72%, in Russia — 58%). In Ukraine, the number of the supporters of the idea above has decreased from February by 4%, in Russia — by 6%.
Dynamics of relationships between Ukraine and Russia
Following the schedule of joint project of the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) and the Levada Center (Russia), KIIS has conducted a nationwide opinion poll regarding attitude of Ukrainians towards Russia and attitude of Russia towards Ukrainian population, which was held during the period of February 8–17, 2013. 2032 respondents were interviewed; the investigation covered all regions of Ukraine, including Kiev and Crimea Region; the sample was random and is deemed to be representative for population of Ukraine aged 18 and above.
Ukrainiansí thoughts on the foreign policy and language issue
"And if the next Sunday was a day of a referendum about who Ukraine should join - the European Union or the Union State of Belarus and Russia, how would you vote?"