IRI Ukraine Survey: Ukrainians Positive about Association Agreement with the EU

Kyiv, Ukraine – IRI today released its national survey of Ukraine public opinion.  The poll indicates that 48 percent of Ukrainians believe that if the Association Agreement with the European Union were to be signed in November, it would impact Ukraine positively.  Additionally, 48 percent believe that signing the Association Agreement will increase the standard of living of citizens.

The poll also found that reform of the economy, healthcare system and social services are the main reforms the government needs to undertake, with two-thirds of respondents believing the government needs to initiate economic reforms, 48 percent healthcare reforms and 36 percent social service reforms.

This survey was conducted August 27 – September 9, 2013.  The randomly selected sample consists of 1,200 Ukrainian residents older than the age of 18 and eligible to vote and is representative of the general population by age, gender and education.  The margin of error for the national sample does not exceed plus or minus 2.8 percent.  The United States Agency for International Development-funded survey was conducted by Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of IRI, and the fieldwork was carried out by Rating Group Ukraine.

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