How voters see political parties: creating conditions for efficient representation

The survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from 1st 5- 7th of June 2021. 2003 interviews have been conducted. The survey was conducted using the computer-assisted telephone interview method (CATI). Statistical margin of error (with 0.95 probability and 1.1 design-effect) does not exceed 2.4%. 

The survey was financed within the framework of the of the MATRA project of the Dutch Embassy in Ukraine. 

  • Generally, Ukrainians do not trust political parties: less than 20% of respondents trust them. Younger and older respondents tend to trust the political parties more often (23.5%), while middle-aged respondents are less inclined to do so (close to 16%). Political sympathies also influence popular attitudes toward parties. “Sluga Narodu” and “Batkivshchyna” constituents trust political parties more often (close to 30%) than others. People who generally abstain from voting tend to trust political parties the least of all: less than 5%.

  • Main reasons why people do not trust parties: respondents believe that parties do not deliver election promises (56%), that parties are corrupted (41%), that parties are dependent on oligarchs (31%). The younger respondents tend to think about corruption and oligarchic influence more often. However, respondents rarely mention problems with accessibility of the parties, inconsistent actions and lack of clear party structure and decision-making. 

  • Majority of respondents skeptically looks at how political parties fulfill their functions. Most respondents think that parties do participate in governmental management and lawmaking. According to the poll, people think that the parties are somewhat worse at establishing political elite and policymaking in different spheres. People concerned that the parties are inefficient in executing power, safeguarding communication between the government and the people and harmonizing interests of various social groups. A little better, yet still negatively, the public views parties participation in shaping the political culture and goals of development of society. 

  • 43% of respondents think that existing parties lack ability and will to protect public interests while 34% said that parties do not solve issues important for the people. Additionally, 30% of respondents believe that the parties lack independence from oligarchs and transparency (24.5%). Only 8 % believe that the parties lack money for their existence.

  • Almost 19% of Ukrainians are willing to join a political party. Mostly, those are voters of “Batkivshchyna” – close to 24%. Similarly, with the “European Solidarity” (ES) voters – 22.5%. Speaking about financing political parties, voters of “European Solidarity” are the most generous of them all – 16%. “Opposition Platform For Life” (OPFL) and “Sluga Narodu” voters tend to be less generous (less than 10%). Respondents who do not vote are the least active. Among them, one can find the smallest number of those willing to join a party and even less of those willing to finance a party’s activity. There is also a substantial difference between sexes. Men are significantly more willing to join a party and/or finance them when compared to women.

  • A little less than a third of all those surveyed believe there is a political party in Ukraine which represents their interests. The youth notice such parties much rarely than do the older respondents who more often answer affirmatively. Out of all political parties’ constituents, the supporters of the “OPFL” ones are the most optimistic regarding representation of their interests – almost 68% believe there is a political power that protects their interests. Among the “ES” – 54%, “Batkivshchyna”- 48.5%. Among the “Sluga Narodu” voters – 37.5%. At the same time, compared to 2015, the number of people believing there exists a political party in Ukraine which represents their interests has grown from 23% to 36%. 

  • A comparative majority of all respondents (41%) believe political advertisement should be completely banned. 27% think it should be allowed exclusively during the elections. Another 12.5% believe it should be limited to the period between elections. Only 14% said it should be allowed any time. 

  • Regarding use of public financing of the political parties, respondents support spending aimed at educational and civil affairs, improvement of parties’ members’ qualification. Contrary to this, respondents do not support spending aimed at purchase of real estate and political advertisements. Respondents also do not support spending on organizational activities, election campaigns and rewards for the members of electoral commissions. 

  • 57% of respondents state that information about financial sources and spending of political parties plays an important role in making an opinion about them. Only 13% state that information about financial sources if enough for them. 

  • 19% of respondents claim to know that political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National Agency for Corruption Prevention, 39% more have heard about this. Over 40% of respondents know nothing about this. Generally speaking, the youth is more acquainted with regulations of the parties’ finances and, more often knows that parties must turn financial reports to NACP. Similarly, the youth has three times the number of people who read party reports when compared with older respondents. 

  • The respondents state that main key for party support during elections lies in a party’s ability to protect interests of regular people (39%), integrity (27%) and presence of professionals with managerial experience (22%). 

SURVEY RESULTS

Regional distribution

Q1. Please tell us, do You, generally, trust the political parties? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes

19.5

18.4

20.3

19.7

18.8

21.3

No

74.2

73.9

73.6

76.1

75.6

71.4

Hard to say

6.3

7.7

6.1

4.2

5.6

7.3

Q2. Why exactly are You hesitant with trust to political parties? Choose up to 3 answers. To be read in a random order (% of all respondents who answered, “no, I don’t trust” or “Yes, I do trust” in Q1)

% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Lack of party cooperation with the voters

9.9

9.5

8.7

9.9

11.5

13.1

Not delivering on election promises

55.8

63.8

53.4

54.4

49.5

57.3

Absence of real parties (parties are “business projects”)

11.8

11.7

10.5

14.5

14.5

5.3

Party dependence on oligarchs

30.8

29.0

31.8

33.1

31.4

26.7

Party unattainability (absence of democratic entrance procedures)

2.7

5.2

0.7

2.6

2.3

3.9

Absence of ideological parties

4.4

3.4

5.3

0.7

5.7

6.6

Inconsistency in party activity

5.3

5.8

6.6

4.4

4.2

1.7

Lack of party and decision-making structure

4.6

3.4

4.9

5.8

5.7

2.7

Party corruption

40.7

39.6

45.8

36.7

38.4

32.9

Low levels of political culture of party members

13.1

14.1

13.8

8.3

12.8

14.7

Low levels of political culture of voters

6.8

7.1

6.0

5.2

8.5

6.7

They do not represent my interests

10.4

6.9

10.8

11.2

12.6

15.1

Other

3.4

3.6

3.0

4.9

2.5

5.5

HARD TO SAY WHY I DO NOT TRUST THEM

3.8

3.1

4.5

4.0

3.1

4.6

Q3. Do the political parties execute their functions in the society? To be read in a random order (% of all respondents)

Ukraine in general

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

30.4

61.5

8.1

2. Forming societal development goals 

30.1

62.2

7.7

3. Policymaking in various spheres

33.8

52.6

13.6

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

23.0

64.6

12.5

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

24.4

70.4

5.3

6. Forming political elites

39.4

48.3

12.2

7. Power formation and implementation

25.1

64.8

10.1

8. Forming political culture

28.4

63.1

8.5

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

51.9

41.0

7.1

West

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

34.7

58.3

7.0

2. Forming societal development goals 

36.5

56.6

6.9

3. Policymaking in various spheres

38.9

48.7

12.4

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

31.8

57.3

11.0

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

25.3

68.4

6.3

6. Forming political elites

37.4

49.4

13.3

7. Power formation and implementation

31.2

60.5

8.3

8. Forming political culture

33.9

59.1

7.0

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

52.9

41.9

5.2

Center

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

31.1

61.6

7.3

2. Forming societal development goals 

28.5

62.9

8.6

3. Policymaking in various spheres

33.5

53.7

12.8

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

21.2

66.9

11.9

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

24.5

70.2

5.2

6. Forming political elites

40.0

49.7

10.3

7. Power formation and implementation

23.3

65.1

11.6

8. Forming political culture

30.0

60.9

9.0

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

54.1

38.3

7.6

South

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

28.8

62.5

8.6

2. Forming societal development goals 

29.1

65.0

6.0

3. Policymaking in various spheres

29.8

53.7

16.6

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

18.5

69.8

11.7

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

28.1

70.6

1.3

6. Forming political elites

37.0

47.9

15.1

7. Power formation and implementation

24.6

65.2

10.2

8. Forming political culture

24.7

67.9

7.4

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

47.4

48.8

3.7

East

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

23.4

68.1

8.5

2. Forming societal development goals 

25.3

67.1

7.6

3. Policymaking in various spheres

30.7

55.1

14.2

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

16.9

68.1

15.0

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

19.8

74.0

6.2

6. Forming political elites

43.2

46.4

10.4

7. Power formation and implementation

20.4

70.3

9.4

8. Forming political culture

22.0

68.6

9.4

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

50.8

41.4

7.8

Donbas

100% in the column

Yes

No

HARD TO SAY

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

32.8

52.3

14.9

2. Forming societal development goals 

28.2

62.6

9.3

3. Policymaking in various spheres

31.6

53.4

15.0

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

22.6

62.2

15.3

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

26.4

67.8

5.9

6. Forming political elites

38.4

43.4

18.2

7. Power formation and implementation

24.0

64.1

11.9

8. Forming political culture

22.2

66.5

11.3

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

46.9

36.8

16.3

Q4. What do Ukrainian political parties inherently lack? Choose up to 3 answers. To be read in a random order (% of all respondents) 

% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Skills and willingness to defend the interests of regular citizens

43.3

39.8

44.0

44.6

43.0

52.7

Skills for resolving certain issues of regular citizens

34.3

33.8

32.4

36.3

38.4

29.8

A strategic plan/program on national development

21.1

19.5

21.0

19.1

23.1

26.5

Independence from oligarchs

30.1

32.4

31.6

20.8

33.0

20.4

Strong leaders

16.3

14.4

18.7

9.3

19.1

14.7

Skills for cooperation with civil organizations

12.8

11.5

13.0

11.9

16.0

8.6

Skills for organizational work 

11.8

10.6

12.9

13.2

11.2

10.9

Funding

7.8

8.1

7.8

8.1

6.6

9.9

Transparency in front of the people

24.4

25.1

26.5

21.6

23.5

18.4

Other

5.8

5.7

4.7

9.1

5.3

6.9

Hard to say

3.8

4.6

4.2

3.5

1.9

4.7

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.3

0.0

0.5

Q5. Are You willing to join a political party? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center 

South

East

Donbas

Yes

19.3

21.4

20.1

17.4

19.4

9.1

No

79.3

77.2

79.5

81.6

77.9

87.5

Hard to say

1.4

1.4

0.4

1.1

2.7

3.3

Q6. Is there a political party in Ukraine that You would deem representative of your interests? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes

36.0

34.7

34.5

38.9

38.8

35.0

No 

57.6

57.7

59.9

54.2

56.1

55.1

Hard to say

6.5

7.6

5.6

7.0

5.1

10.0

Q7a. Are you willing to finance political parties? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes

11.0

11.4

11.8

8.1

10.5

11.2

No 

87.5

87.2

87.3

90.1

87.5

85.8

Hard to say

1.5

1.3

0.9

1.8

2.0

3.0

Q7b. What amount of money are would You be willing to donate to a party? (over 1 hryvnia)

(average amount/ % of respondens who answered “Yes” for question 7a)

100% in the column

Ukraine

HARD TO SAY

24.7

Up to 50 hrn.

14.0

100-200 hrn.

17.1

300-500 hrn.

10.3

1000-2000 hrn.

20.9

2500 hrn. and more

13.1

Q8. How do You think one could resolve the issue of political advertisements on TV? 

ONE ANSWER

(% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Allow

14.1

12.2

14.2

14.8

14.5

18.9

Allow only during elections

27.0

24.4

27.6

26.9

30.5

24.8

Allow only during the period between elections

12.5

13.2

10.9

15.0

12.3

15.3

Prohibit completely

41.1

45.8

43.0

38.7

36.4

28.9

Other

0.8

1.0

0.6

1.0

1.3

0.0

HARD TO SAY

4.4

3.5

3.7

3.6

5.0

12.1

Q9 Today, only the parties which received 5% of votes and over have the right for state financing. How, in Your opinion, should these funds be regulated by the parties themselves? TO BE READ IN A RANDOM ORDER

(% of all respondents)

Ukraine in general

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

31.7

64.6

3.8

2. Political advertisements

18.4

79.4

2.2

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

39.6

55.0

5.4

4. Public and educational initiatives

74.4

22.5

3.1

5. Education and qualification of party members

55.1

41.2

3.7

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

30.2

65.9

3.9

7. Purchase of real estate

9.8

86.2

4.0

West

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

30.3

67.4

2.2

2. Political advertisements

16.2

82.2

1.6

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

36.7

59.0

4.3

4. Public and educational initiatives

79.9

18.7

1.4

5. Education and qualification of party members

56.3

39.6

4.2

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

31.1

66.5

2.4

7. Purchase of real estate

11.9

83.8

4.2

Center

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

31.2

65.5

3.3

2. Political advertisements

18.5

79.6

1.9

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

41.9

51.8

6.3

4. Public and educational initiatives

75.6

21.2

3.3

5. Education and qualification of party members

54.6

42.8

2.5

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

28.7

66.5

4.7

7. Purchase of real estate

10.6

86.0

3.4

South

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

31.4

63.2

5.4

2. Political advertisements

16.6

81.0

2.4

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

34.2

60.8

5.0

4. Public and educational initiatives

67.0

29.3

3.7

5. Education and qualification of party members

52.4

43.6

4.0

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

30.4

66.2

3.4

7. Purchase of real estate

9.6

86.7

3.7

East

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

33.8

60.7

5.5

2. Political advertisements

20.4

76.1

3.6

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

42.4

52.6

4.9

4. Public and educational initiatives

70.7

24.6

4.7

5. Education and qualification of party members

57.2

39.4

3.4

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

30.2

64.7

5.1

7. Purchase of real estate

6.8

89.2

4.0

Donbas

100% in the column

Allow

Prohibit

HARD TO SAY

1. Election campaign

34.2

61.6

4.2

2. Political advertisements

24.1

74.4

1.4

3. Organizational questions (rent, maintenance of property, technical staff)

40.3

53.1

6.6

4. Public and educational initiatives

69.9

26.2

4.0

5. Education and qualification of party members

51.0

40.9

8.0

6. Rewarding members of party’s electoral commissions

33.9

62.5

3.6

7. Purchase of real estate

5.6

87.7

6.7

Q10. How important for You is information on a parties’ financial sources and spending? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Very important

29.6

26.7

31.9

30.9

30.7

24.7

Quite important

27.4

33.1

26.5

20.4

24.9

28.4

Not too important 

24.7

26.4

24.9

26.7

22.0

20.2

Unimportant

15.6

10.9

14.4

19.1

19.4

23.2

HARD TO SAY

2.7

2.9

2.3

2.8

3.0

3.4

Q11. Do You receive enough information on political parties’ financing? (% of all respondents who answered «very» or «quite» important in question 10)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes, I receive enough information

12.8

16.4

9.0

13.2

11.8

20.4

No, I would like to receive more information

84.7

81.8

89.0

81.9

84.6

77.8

HARD TO SAY

2.5

1.8

2.0

4.9

3.6

1.7

Q12. Do You know that all political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National agency for corruption prevention which then publishes those on its website? (% of all respondents)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes, I am well informed about this

18.8

21.8

19.6

16.0

16.3

14.1

Heard about this

39.1

36.7

38.6

41.7

38.6

48.8

Do not know anything about this

41.5

41.1

41.3

41.0

44.5

36.0

HARD TO SAY 

0.6

0.4

0.5

1.3

0.6

1.1

Q13. Have You got to see these reports?  (% of all respondents who answered “Well informed” and “heard about this” in question 12)

100% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

Yes

15.5

15.3

15.3

11.7

15.9

22.2

No

84.3

84.7

84.4

88.3

83.7

76.9

DON’T KNOW

0.2

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.4

0.9

During elections, what thoughts go through Your head when deciding on voting for a certain party? Choose up to 3 answers.  TO BE READ IN A RANDOM ORDER (% of all respondents)

% in the column

Ukraine

West

Center

South

East

Donbas

A party’s ability to defend regular people’s interests

38.8

41.6

33.7

39.7

39.2

52.1

Presence of successful managerial experience on a local or national level

16.5

11.9

17.7

17.6

18.2

21.7

Presence of a clear plan of actions

21.6

21.5

22.9

20.5

22.3

15.3

Correlation to my ideological views

15.9

13.9

16.2

13.5

19.6

15.9

Part integrity (profit and saving transparency, absence of corrupt politicians)

27.1

30.2

27.7

25.4

23.7

24.9

Independence form oligarchs

20.4

20.7

22.2

16.3

21.1

14.2

The leader’s or leaders’ character 

14.6

13.0

15.7

13.2

15.9

13.8

Presence of professionals with managerial experience

21.9

16.1

22.3

25.2

25.8

25.9

Openness to dialogue and continued communication with regular people

20.4

22.5

18.9

20.9

21.7

14.2

Information about the parties’ activity

6.0

7.1

6.1

4.9

5.4

5.0

Other

0.9

0.5

1.2

0.8

1.4

0.0

USUALLY DO NOT VOTE FOR PARTIES DURING ELECTIONS

2.5

2.9

2.7

1.9

2.7

0.5

HARD TO SAY

4.0

5.0

3.9

3.3

4.1

1.6

AGE DISTRIBUTION

Q1. Please tell us, do You, generally, trust the political parties?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes

23,5%

16,3%

15,9%

23,6%

No

71,1%

77,1%

78,9%

69,0%

Hard to say

5,4%

6,6%

5,3%

7,4%

Q2. Why exactly are You hesitant with trust to political parties? Choose up to 3 answers.

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Lack of party cooperation with the voters

9,4%

11,5%

9,6%

8,7%

Not delivering on election promises

56,7%

57,4%

54,8%

54,6%

Absence of real parties (parties are “business projects”)

15,0%

13,4%

11,0%

8,9%

Party dependence on oligarchs

33,9%

36,1%

28,0%

25,9%

Party unattainability (absence of democratic entrance procedures)

2,8%

4,3%

1,6%

1,8%

Absence of ideological parties

5,1%

4,0%

4,2%

4,8%

Inconsistency in party activity

9,8%

4,7%

5,4%

3,2%

Lack of party and decision-making structure

4,7%

6,1%

3,7%

3,9%

Party corruption

45,7%

42,1%

39,8%

37,4%

Low levels of political culture of party members

13,8%

11,6%

12,1%

15,4%

Low levels of political culture of voters

10,2%

5,9%

5,6%

6,9%

They do not represent my interests

9,0%

11,3%

10,5%

10,3%

Other

3,5%

1,8%

4,4%

4,4%

HARD TO SAY WHY I DO NOT TRUST THEM

2,4%

4,0%

2,3%

5,7%

Q3. Do the political parties execute their functions in the society?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

42,8%

34,0%

24,9%

24,5%

2. Forming societal development goals 

45,2%

33,4%

25,6%

21,9%

3. Policymaking in various spheres

55,1%

37,9%

29,4%

21,4%

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

35,8%

23,8%

20,5%

16,8%

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

38,6%

24,6%

21,6%

18,2%

6. Forming political elites

51,5%

42,6%

39,7%

28,9%

7. Power formation and implementation

38,6%

26,1%

20,9%

19,8%

8. Forming political culture

48,8%

29,7%

23,5%

19,4%

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

75,9%

51,4%

50,7%

39,6%

Q4. What do Ukrainian political parties inherently lack? Choose up to 3 answers.

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Skills and willingness to defend the interests of regular citizens

44,0%

40,9%

43,8%

44,7%

Skills for resolving certain issues of regular citizens

30,1%

36,0%

34,5%

34,7%

A strategic plan/program on national development

27,7%

23,9%

19,0%

16,5%

Independence from oligarchs

31,9%

33,3%

31,5%

24,5%

Strong leaders

15,7%

13,8%

17,4%

18,2%

Skills for cooperation with civil organizations

22,0%

13,2%

10,8%

8,8%

Skills for organizational work 

18,4%

13,1%

11,2%

7,5%

Funding

13,6%

7,6%

6,1%

6,1%

Transparency in front of the people

32,8%

31,7%

18,4%

17,2%

Other

2,4%

7,3%

6,7%

5,3%

Hard to say

2,1%

2,4%

3,7%

6,3%

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING

0,0%

,2%

0,0%

,4%

Q5. Are You willing to join a political party?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes

19,9%

23,9%

20,0%

13,7%

No

79,8%

74,4%

78,3%

84,9%

Hard to say

,3%

1,7%

1,8%

1,4%

Q6. Is there a political party in Ukraine that You would deem representative of your interests?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes

24,4%

26,3%

38,8%

50,0%

No

67,8%

68,3%

54,5%

43,4%

Hard to say

7,8%

5,4%

6,7%

6,6%

Q7a. Are you willing to finance political parties?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes

14,1%

10,4%

10,4%

10,3%

No

84,4%

88,1%

88,8%

87,6%

Hard to say

1,5%

1,5%

,8%

2,1%

Q8. How do You think one could resolve the issue of political advertisements on TV? 

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Allow

12,0%

13,7%

13,3%

16,5%

Allow only during elections

30,4%

27,8%

27,2%

24,2%

Allow only during the period between elections

12,7%

9,7%

13,5%

14,5%

Prohibit completely

42,2%

42,7%

40,5%

39,1%

Other

0,0%

1,2%

1,2%

,5%

HARD TO SAY

2,7%

4,9%

4,3%

5,3%

Q10. How important for You is information on a parties’ financial sources and spending?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Very important

22,8%

33,7%

27,5%

31,5%

Quite important

35,1%

27,4%

25,3%

24,7%

Not too important 

33,0%

25,5%

25,1%

18,4%

Unimportant

8,7%

12,2%

18,3%

20,5%

HARD TO SAY

,3%

1,2%

3,7%

4,9%

Q11. Do You receive enough information on political parties’ financing?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes, I receive enough information

14,1%

12,5%

13,7%

11,5%

No, I would like to receive more information

82,8%

85,0%

84,4%

86,0%

HARD TO SAY

3,1%

2,5%

1,9%

2,5%

Q12. Do You know that all political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National agency for corruption prevention which then publishes those on its website?

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes, I am well informed about this

28,2%

17,5%

18,4%

14,9%

Heard about this

41,7%

44,6%

34,4%

36,1%

Do not know anything about this

30,0%

37,8%

45,8%

48,2%

HARD TO SAY 

0,0%

,2%

1,4%

,9%

Q13. Have You gotten to see these reports?  

 

18-29 years

30-44 years

45-59 years

60+ years

Yes

29,3%

15,9%

10,4%

8,6%

Так

70,7%

84,1%

89,6%

90,7%

DON’T KNOW

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

,7%

PARTY SYMPATHIES 

Q1. Please tell us, do You, generally, trust the political parties Ukraine?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes

29,2%

26,3%

23,4%

15,8%

33,0%

4,9%

No

66,1%

65,3%

71,3%

79,2%

58,2%

92,9%

Hard to say

4,8%

8,5%

5,4%

5,0%

8,8%

2,2%

Q5. Are You willing to join a political party?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes

23,7%

22,5%

21,6%

17,8%

21,4%

11,4%

No

75,1%

77,1%

76,0%

82,2%

78,2%

85,2%

Hard to say

1,2%

,4%

2,4%

0,0%

,4%

3,4%

Q6. Is there a political party in Ukraine that You would deem representative of your interests?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes

48,5%

53,7%

67,7%

45,5%

37,5%

7,7%

No

45,0%

42,1%

27,5%

48,5%

56,5%

86,2%

Hard to say

6,5%

4,2%

4,8%

5,9%

6,0%

6,2%

Q7a. Are you willing to finance political parties?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes

12,4%

16,2%

9,6%

11,8%

9,8%

5,2%

No

87,0%

82,6%

88,0%

86,3%

89,5%

93,8%

Hard to say

,6%

1,2%

2,4%

2,0%

,7%

,6%

Q8. How do You think one could resolve the issue of political advertisements on TV? 

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Allow

14,2%

17,0%

20,5%

10,8%

15,7%

7,4%

Allow only during elections

28,4%

29,3%

24,1%

20,6%

31,5%

25,5%

Allow only during the period between elections

14,2%

15,4%

18,1%

17,6%

8,7%

8,0%

Prohibit completely

39,6%

35,5%

29,5%

45,1%

40,9%

51,7%

Other

0,0%

,4%

2,4%

1,0%

1,4%

,6%

HARD TO SAY

3,6%

2,3%

5,4%

4,9%

1,7%

6,8%

Q10. How important for You is information on a parties’ financial sources and spending?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Very important

35,1%

39,1%

27,1%

27,7%

27,1%

20,3%

Quite important

25,6%

31,4%

19,3%

31,7%

33,1%

24,3%

Not too important 

23,8%

17,8%

24,7%

21,8%

29,6%

28,0%

Unimportant

11,9%

8,9%

25,3%

16,8%

9,5%

25,2%

HARD TO SAY

3,6%

2,7%

3,6%

2,0%

,7%

2,2%

Q11. Do You receive enough information on political parties’ financing?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes, I receive enough information

17,5%

12,6%

7,8%

13,3%

9,4%

18,8%

No, I would like to receive more information

80,6%

85,2%

92,2%

86,7%

87,7%

78,5%

HARD TO SAY

1,9%

2,2%

0,0%

0,0%

2,9%

2,8%

Q12. Do You know that all political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National agency for corruption prevention which then publishes those on its website?

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Yes, I am well informed about this

16,0%

21,2%

16,7%

21,6%

19,3%

20,0%

Heard about this

33,7%

40,2%

41,7%

42,2%

41,4%

35,7%

Do not know anything about this

49,1%

37,8%

39,9%

36,3%

38,9%

43,7%

HARD TO SAY 

1,2%

,8%

1,8%

0,0%

,4%

,6%

Q13. Have You gotten to see these reports?  

 

“Bat’kivshchyna”

(Tymoshenko)

“European Solidarirty”

(Poroshenko)

“OPFL”

(Boyko, Medvedchuk, Rabinovych)

“Strength and Honor”

(Smeshko)

“Sluga Narodu”

(Korniyenko)

Did not vote

Так

4,8%

24,1%

6,2%

12,5%

12,7%

15,4%

Ні

95,2%

75,9%

92,8%

87,5%

87,3%

84,6%

Не знаю (не зачитувати)

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

GENDER DISTRIBUTION

Do the political parties execute their functions in the society?

 

Male

Female

1. Representing interests of various social groups 

31,1%

29,8%

2. Forming societal development goals 

28,6%

31,4%

3. Policymaking in various spheres

37,4%

30,9%

4. Harmonization of various social groups’ interests

22,4%

23,5%

5. Safeguarding communication between the government and the people

23,7%

24,8%

6. Forming political elites

37,3%

41,2%

7. Power formation and implementation

25,2%

24,9%

8. Forming political culture

26,7%

29,8%

9. Participation in state management and lawmaking 

51,2%

52,4%

Q4. What do Ukrainian political parties inherently lack? Choose up to 3 answers.

 

Male

Female

Skills and willingness to defend the interests of regular citizens

38,5%

47,2%

Skills for resolving certain issues of regular citizens

31,1%

36,9%

Наявності чіткої програми та плану дій щодо стратегії розвитку держави

21,3%

21,1%

A strategic plan/program on national development

34,8%

26,2%

Strong leaders

15,8%

16,6%

Skills for cooperation with civil organizations

11,1%

14,1%

Skills for organizational work 

10,9%

12,6%

Funding

5,8%

9,4%

Transparency in front of the people

25,0%

24,0%

Other

6,7%

4,9%

Hard to say

4,1%

3,6%

THEY HAVE EVERYTHING

,2%

,1%

Q5. Are You willing to join a political party?

 

Male

Female

Yes

24,5%

15,0%

No

73,8%

83,9%

Hard to say

1,8%

1,1%

Q6. Is there a political party in Ukraine that You would deem representative of your interests?

 

Male

Female

Yes

37,9%

34,4%

No

56,7%

58,2%

Hard to say

5,4%

7,4%

Q7a. Are you willing to finance political parties?

 

Male

Female

Yes

16,7%

6,2%

No

81,6%

92,4%

Hard to say

1,7%

1,4%

Q8. How do You think one could resolve the issue of political advertisements on TV? 

 

Male

Female

Allow

13,2%

14,8%

Allow only during elections

27,8%

26,4%

Allow only during the period between elections

11,4%

13,4%

Prohibit completely

41,0%

41,1%

Other

1,1%

,6%

HARD TO SAY

5,4%

3,7%

Q10. How important for You is information on a parties’ financial sources and spending?

 

Male

Female

Very important

36,8%

23,7%

Quite important

26,9%

27,8%

Not too important 

19,8%

28,6%

Unimportant

13,7%

17,1%

HARD TO SAY

2,8%

2,7%

Q11. Do You receive enough information on political parties’ financing?

 

Male

Female

Yes, I receive enough information

11,6%

14,0%

No, I would like to receive more information

85,3%

84,0%

HARD TO SAY

3,1%

2,0%

Q12. Do You know that all political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National agency for corruption prevention which then publishes those on its website?

 

Male

Female

Yes, I am well informed about this

19,6%

18,1%

Heard about this

38,4%

39,6%

Do not know anything about this

41,1%

41,9%

HARD TO SAY 

,9%

,5%

Q13. Have You gotten to see these reports?  

 

Чоловік

Жінка

Так

16,9%

14,3%

No

83,1%

85,4%

Don’t know (do not read)

0,0%

,3%

FINANCIAL STATE

Q1. Please tell us, do You, generally, trust the political parties?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes

19,0%

21,8%

17,8%

18,1%

20,4%

No

76,1%

69,9%

78,1%

75,8%

71,9%

Hard to say

4,9%

8,3%

4,1%

6,1%

7,7%

Q5. Are You willing to join a political party?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes

23,1%

15,2%

19,7%

19,2%

19,2%

No

76,2%

83,4%

79,6%

79,3%

77,8%

Hard to say

,7%

1,4%

,7%

1,5%

3,1%

Q6. Is there a political party in Ukraine that You would deem representative of your interests?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes

43,7%

39,9%

35,6%

33,5%

31,0%

No

47,9%

52,8%

57,8%

60,9%

64,4%

Hard to say

8,5%

7,4%

6,7%

5,7%

4,6%

Q7a. Are you willing to finance political parties?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes

8,4%

4,1%

7,8%

10,5%

21,1%

No

90,9%

93,8%

90,4%

87,8%

77,4%

Hard to say

,7%

2,1%

1,9%

1,7%

1,5%

Q8. How do You think one could resolve the issue of political advertisements on TV? 

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Allow

21,7%

13,4%

14,9%

14,0%

11,5%

Allow only during elections

16,1%

23,5%

28,3%

30,1%

34,1%

Allow only during the period between elections

9,1%

12,0%

8,9%

14,4%

14,9%

Prohibit completely

45,5%

45,6%

43,1%

37,6%

35,2%

Other

2,1%

,7%

1,5%

,6%

,8%

HARD TO SAY

5,6%

4,8%

3,3%

3,5%

3,4%

Q10. How important for You is information on a parties’ financial sources and spending?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Very important

37,3%

26,5%

28,5%

29,3%

32,1%

Quite important

14,8%

23,5%

27,8%

32,0%

30,5%

Not too important 

14,8%

26,7%

26,3%

25,6%

22,5%

Unimportant

28,2%

18,7%

16,3%

11,6%

13,7%

HARD TO SAY

4,9%

4,6%

1,1%

1,5%

1,1%

Q11. Do You receive enough information on political parties’ financing?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes, I receive enough information

16,0%

12,0%

12,5%

13,3%

11,0%

No, I would like to receive more information

77,3%

86,6%

86,8%

84,2%

87,7%

HARD TO SAY

6,7%

1,4%

,7%

2,5%

1,2%

Q12. Do You know that all political parties are obliged to submit quarterly financial reports to the National agency for corruption prevention which then publishes those on its website?

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes, I am well informed about this

14,8%

12,4%

20,7%

19,1%

23,8%

Heard about this

34,5%

36,6%

35,2%

44,0%

40,4%

Do not know anything about this

49,3%

50,2%

43,7%

36,5%

35,8%

HARD TO SAY 

1,4%

,7%

,4%

,4%

0,0%

Q13. Have You gotten to see these reports?  

 

Not enough money even for food

Enough money for most fundamental products

Enough money for everyday spending, but buying clothes is challenging 

Enough money, but expensive things require long-term savings

Can afford expensive things but buying a car is challenging

Yes

11,4%

9,4%

15,2%

16,5%

22,6%

Так

87,1%

89,7%

84,8%

83,5%

77,4%

Don’t know (do not read)

1,4%

,9%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%