Wartime survey of Ukrainian society / first wave

March 2022
82% of Ukrainians Believe in Victory

Despite the abnormal level of stress, Ukrainians believe in their ability to repel Russia's invasion (82%) and that after the war Ukraine will become stronger (77%). The most common emotion felt by the population of Ukraine due to the full-scale military invasion of Russia is anger (62%). These are results of a survey, conducted by Gradus Research 28.2–1.3.2022 (residents of cities 50K+, 18-60 y.o., 2144 respondents).

The two main factors of victory are the power of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (63%) and the unity and resistance of Ukrainian society (61%).

The majority of respondents in all regions are convinced in Ukraine’s ability to repel Russian attack.

Confirmation of belief in Ukraine’s victory is the fact that the best result of negotiations, respondents conspire peace on the terms of Ukraine or at least the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory. Only 1% of respondents have agreed to accept peace on the terms of the Russian Federation.

As the main culprit in the war, Ukrainian society considers the leadership of the Russian Federation (46%), and another 40% tend to think that the guilty are leadership, political elites, and the people of Russia. Respondents consider global isolation (70%) and economic isolation (65%) to be the main consequences of the war for Russia.

63% of responders trust the Armed Forces of Ukraine and it’s the most trusted institution by population. In second place - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, volunteer organizations — third.

President actions (in whole or in part) supported 85% of respondents, and his Reputation Index achieved an unprecedented 77%.

The full report of the study of socio-political attitudes of Ukrainians during the war is available upon request in the form on this page.

The survey has been conducted by the research company Gradus Research with the method of self-filling of the questionnaire in the mobile application. Online panel Gradus displays the population structure of cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants aged 18-60 by sex, age, size of the city and region. Field period: February 28, 2022 (19:45) - March 1, 2022 (14:45). Sample size: 2144 respondents

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