"Only 15 percent would not supprot the declaration of Ukraine's independence; five percent could not provide a clear answer", reads the message.
According to the survey, the most significant support is observed among the people born in Ukraine after 1991, when the country gained independence (87 percent). The idea of Ukraine's independence is also favored by residents of western and central regions, and richer people. In spire of discrepancies, at least two-thirds of Ukraine's population in every demographic group would support Ukraine's independence today.
At that, 75 percent of respondents identify themselves as Ukrainians, 26 as Europeans, and 21 percent describe themselves as "Soviet people". The people born after 1991 tend to describe themselves as Ukrainians more often than as Europeans (86 percent against 40). The older people call themselves "Soviet people" more often than "Europeans".
The research took place on July 20 through August 9, 2021. People were interviewed by phone. 20,000 respondents from all over the country were interviewed - excluding those living in temporarily occupied Crimea and Donbas.