21 Dec 2018 14:12

Half of Ukrainians don't see politicians capable of running country, trustworthy parties - poll

KYIV. Dec 21 (Interfax) - Almost half of the Ukrainians believe that Ukraine currently has no political leaders who could run the country effectively, and 60% would like to see a "strong hand," according to a poll conducted by the Sociology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences with support from the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF).

According to the poll, the results of which were announced at a press conference in Kyiv on Friday, 49.3% of Ukrainians believe the country currently has no political leaders who could effectively run it, 20.1% believe there are such leaders, and 30.6% are undecided.

48.8% believe there are currently no parties or movements that can be trusted, 20.1% believe there are, and 31.1% are undecided.

32.6% somewhat agree that a "strong hand," not talk about democracy, is needed for normal development, 27.9% fully agree, 6.9% fully disagree, 12.1% somewhat disagree, and 20.5% are undecided.

The poll of 1,800 respondents was conducted in all of Ukraine's regions on September 13-29.