In the Donbass intensified Pro-Ukrainian sentiment – research

На Донбассе усиливаются проукраинские настроения - исследование

In uncontrolled Kiev areas of Donetsk region decreased the number of citizens that identified themselves as “citizens of the DNI” – so called 13% of respondents.

On the Kiev-controlled Donbas, a growing number of people who feel themselves to be Ukrainians. So, in 2017, 42% of inhabitants of Kiev-controlled Donetsk region identify themselves as citizens of Ukraine, which is 10% more than in 2016. On Tuesday, April 24, UKRINFORM reports with reference to the Advisor to the Minister of information policy Dmitry Tkachenko.

It is noted that the official had voiced such data during the presentation of the analytical report on the results of sociological research “Features of consciousness and identity of the residents controlled or occupied territories of Donetsk region”.

“Among the positive changes in terms of identity there is a growing level of civil identity in the controlled territories. That’s good,” he said.

However, Tkachenko added that it is likely, in the “nationwide trend”, when the Ukrainian people feel themselves citizens of Ukraine is much more than a few years ago.

According to him, 42% of respondents in the controlled territory of the Donetsk region consider themselves citizens of Ukraine, while in 2016 this figure was 32%.

At the same time, Tkachenko noted that in the temporarily occupied territory 41% of respondents believe that their own values and way of thinking they are more like the residents of Russia.

He also said that in 2017 on the uncontrolled territory in Donetsk region decreased the number of citizens who have identified themselves to the so-called “DNR” citizens – so called 13% of respondents (in 2016 – 18%).

It is noted that the second wave of the sociological research “the peculiarities of the consciousness and identity of the residents controlled or occupied territories of Donetsk region” was held 10-26 December 2017 using personal (face-to-face) interviews. The sample in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region of 600 respondents, and controlled – 705. The marginal sampling error in the occupied territories + -4,01%, controlled – +-3,77%.

As reported, in Donetsk went on the March in the “anniversary” of the DNI.

We will remind, in the center of Donetsk hung the flag of Ukraine.

 

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