Ukraine's political parties rated even lower, with 81 percent of respondents saying they don't trust them, 8 percent saying that they do and 11 percent finding it "difficult to say."
When asked which parties they would vote for if snap elections were held in March, 23.1 percent of respondents stated that they would not participate. Meanwhile, 13.2 percent answered that they would support the Poroshenko Bloc, 8 percent chose Andriy Sadovyi's Self Reliance Party, 5.7 percent picked Oleg Lyashko's Radical Party, 5.6 percent selected the All-Ukrainian Fatherland, 5.3 percent picked the Opposition Bloc, and 4.4 percent chose the Right Sector. Given the country's 3 percent requirement for entering parliament, Arseniy Yatsenyuk's People's Front would not pass in these hypothetical elections, polling at just 2.5 percent. Nearly a quarter of respondents, 24.1 percent, said that it was "difficult to say" who they would vote for.
Trust in Media, Social Institutions:
The poll found that 58 percent of Ukrainians "on the whole don't trust" the country's media, with 32 percent answering that they "on the whole trust" their media sources. Ten percent found it "difficult to say."
Among the social institutions most trusted, 62 percent said that they "on the whole trust" the church, with 24 percent answering that they "on the whole don't trust" it. The army, social and volunteer organizations tied in terms of trustworthiness, with 57 percent saying they trust the institutions, 34 percent saying they do not, and 9 percent finding it difficult to say.
Hopes for a Better Tomorrow:
Asked the question "At present, in what direction is Ukraine headed?" 48 percent of respondents said "on the whole in the wrong direction," while 44 percent of respondents noted "in some areas in the right direction, in some areas in the wrong direction." A mere 8 percent answered "on the whole in the right direction."
Research & Branding Group's poll was conducted across Ukraine, apart from the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 1,501 people participated in the polling, with an estimated margin of error of +-3 percent.