bne:Chart – Political apathy rife among Ukrainians

By bne IntelliNews March 25, 2015

Henry Kirby in London -


A recent poll by Kyiv-based sociological researchers R&B Group has revealed an overwhelming sense of political apathy among Ukrainians.

As the first bne:Chart shows, a meagre 13.2% rating was enough to see President Petro Poroshenko’s ruling bloc lead the party polls, yet this figure fell short of the 23.1% who said they would not vote for any of the parties or the 24.1% who were undecided.

With 19.2%, Poroshenko also led the poll for individual candidate popularity when respondents were asked whom they would vote for were an election to be held in March. As the second bne:Chart shows, even this rating fell short of the 20.1% who said they would not vote for any of the current potential candidates. 23.9% were undecided.


Of those polled, only 8% said that they trust political parties in Ukraine, while 81% said they do not. 79% of those polled considered the political situation in Ukraine to be unstable, with only 5% considering it to be stable.

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