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Survey: Most Ukrainians are dissatisfied with Verkhovna Rada

3 february 2015 | 15:15

This trend is the same among supporters of various political forces.

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The Ukrainian population as a whole and voters in particular are dissatisfied with the way Ukrainian parliament works, shows a recent survey conducted by "Razumkov Center."

61.5% of the respondents are dissatisfied with the work of Ukraine's main legislative body. Only 21% are satisfied.  Among those who participated in the latest parliamentary elections: 59% are dissatisfied and 21% - are not, says the report of the survey which is available to ZN.UA.

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Sociologists say that respondents who voted for the opposition ("Opposition Bloc" – 86% dissatisfied and 4% satisfied) as well as respondents which were supportive of the winning parties ("Radical Party" –20% dissatisfied,  58% satisfied, which is the maximum number, "Samopomich" – 30% and 46%, respectively, "Bat'kivshchyna" – 29% vs 38%, and finally, "Poroshenko's Bloc" – 35% vs 51%) are dissatisfied with the work of the Verkhovna Rada.

The only party which voters are more or less favorably estimate the Parliament's work is "People's Front" (41% dissatisfied and 40% satisfied).

The researchers also note traditionally low rates of confidence to the Parliament: 31% trust the legislative body, while 57% do not. The new parliament is not trusted not only by the opposition party but also by most of the majority parties. The "Poroshenko Bloc's" supporters have various views of the Parliament – 43% trust it while 44% do not.  Only the supporters of the "People's Front" more trust the Parliament than do not (52% vs 34%).

The researchers found that the majority of voters, who supported the Rada's parties, are satisfied with their respective parties.

The research has been conducted by "Il'ko Kucheriv Democratic initiatives Foundation" and Sociological Service of Razumkov Center on 19-24, December 2014. 2008 respondents aged 18 years and older were interviewed. The sample error is 2.3%.

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The survey was carried out as part of the Public Sociology Consortium's project, funded by the MATRA program of the Dutch Embassy in Ukraine and the European Union.

Source: ZN.UA

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