Sphere’s of influence……..and Ukrainian public opinionOctober 26, 2009
Poll: over 40 percent of Ukrainians sure Russia could influence results of presidential elections
Ukraine’s citizens consider that Russia and the United States could influence the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine, according to a study entitled “Five facts about Ukrainians” that was conducted by the international research IFAK Ukraine agency and presented at a press conference in the Interfax-Ukraine news agency on Monday.
According to the results of the research, 42% of the polled Ukrainians (31% in the east and 58% in the west) think that Russia could influence the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine, while 35% (40% in the east and 28% in the west) think the United States could impact the results.
Another 13% of the respondents think that countries of the European Union could influence the results of the elections, and 4% consider the CIS countries could bring influence to bear as well.
A total of 18% of the respondents could not answer this question. The survey was conducted on October 1-10, 2009.
A total of 1,500 respondents aged 18-60 were polled. The poll’s margin of error is 3.5%.