Opinion Survey 2018: Ukraine

Opinion Survey 2018: Ukraine


The EU NEIGHBOURS east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the six EU’s Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis.

According to the 2018 survey:

  • 49% of Ukrainians have a positive image of the EU and 62% Ukrainians believe relations with the European Union are good (up 6% and 4% respectively compared to 2017).
  • More than 70% of Ukrainians believe that the EU represents values such as ‘peace, security and stability’, ‘human rights’, ‘economic prosperity’, ‘rule of law’ and ‘individual freedoms’.
  • 66% of people in Ukraine trust the European Union, a rise of 8% compared to 2017. 29% trust the Eurasian Economic Union, below the regional average of 33%.
  • 60% of Ukrainians (a rise of 4% compared to 2017) are aware of the EU’s financial support, and 43% of them believe that the support is effective (up from 36% last year).

The purpose of the annual surveys is to investigate and understand better the opinion and the level of awareness that the citizens of the EU’s Eastern Partner countries have about the European Union and the EU cooperation with their country. They cover the following broad topics:

  • General perceptions about the EU
  • Values associated with the EU
  • Assessment of EU relations with the home country
  • Awareness of financial support provided by the EU and assessment of its effectiveness
  • Sources of information
  • Country evaluation and future expectations

To find out the results of Opinion Survey 2018: Regional Overview, please go here.

To find out more about EU-Ukraine cooperation, please go here.

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