Surveys • Methodology

Statistical Surveys on Ukrainian Regionalism (2013, 2015 and 2017)

Survey Sample

Due to the specifics of sampling procedures, the majority of sociological surveys recently conducted in Ukraine were limited to a size of the sample (N=1800-2000) that can only grasp regional differences at the level of predefined macro-regions (e.g. East, West, Center, South, Donbas etc.). Such an approach unavoidably omits the peculiarities among oblasts included in one or another of the macro-region and stresses differences among macro-regions. One of the goals of the “Ukrainian Regionalism” research platform is to challenge predefined macroregional divides. Therefore much larger than average survey sample (N=6000 respondents, margin of error ≈ 2%.) was designed to be representative of the oblast’ level. All three surveys had the country-wide quota sample of the population of Ukraine aged 18 and older, with representative profiles with respect to age, education and the size of population concentration (from villages to cities over one million). Standardized "face-to-face" interviews on paper in households based on a standard questionnaire were conducted in Ukrainian or Russian (according to respondent`s choice).

Data collection period

The first survey was conducted in February-March 2013 and gave a very detailed picture of Ukrainian society on the eve of the Euromaidan. In February-March 2015 the survey was repeated in order to analyze the tendencies in Ukrainian society after the Revolution of Dignity. The third survey wave was conducted in September-October 2017. The longitude surveys allowed for a complex comparative analysis of Ukrainian society before and after the revolutionary events. While the 2013 survey was conducted in all Ukrainian oblast, the 2015 and 2017 surveys did not cover Crimea and the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast’ due to the current political situation and ongoing conflict.

Survey Topics

  • Socio-demographic block
  • Identities
  • Historical Memory
  • Foreign Policy
  • Language and Literature
  • Religion
  • Economy
  • Post-Maidan Ukraine (2015 and 2017)

Univariate distribution of survey results along with codebooks (in Ukrainian) as well as survey databases (in . SAV format) can be downloaded below.

Surveying companies:

Sociological Group “Rating” (2013)

Center of the Study of Public Opinion “Sotsioinform” (2015 and 2017)

The surveys were financially supported by the grants from Swiss National Science Foundation and Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation.

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