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About 80% of Ukrainian citizens support the unitarity with decentralization of power – opinion poll

About 80% of people would vote in a referendum for Ukraine as a unitary state under conditions of decentralization

 

June 26, 2014

About 80% of people would vote in a referendum for Ukraine as a unitary state under conditions of decentralization

UNIAN.UA: The latter is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by the Razumkov Centre from 6 to 11 June 2014

According to the study in the case of a referendum on territorial and political system of Ukraine 78.5% of respondents (or 81.9% of those who are going to participate in the referendum) would vote for a unitary state, in which there should be decentralization of power and a significant empowerment of local government in economic, social and humanitarian spheres.

In accordance with 12.3% and 11.6% of respondents are going to vote for federal system of a country.

The proportion of those who favour a unitary structure of the state has increased compared to the end of March or early April 2014, when a similar survey was conducted and it was 69.3% of all respondents.

The proportion of those who favour a federal structure decreased from 16.7% to 12.3%.

The most residents of all regions support unitary state (assuming the decentralization of power) – 95% – in the west to 63% – in the east.

Overall in the study 2,012 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine except the Crimea with a sample representative of the adult population of the key socio-demographic indicators. The sample error (without design effect) is less than 2.3% with a probability of 0.95.

 

Source: UNIAN.UA


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