12% of respondents are critical of those who continue to live in the territories occupied after February 24, and consider them collaborators or indifferent to Ukraine.
More than 70% of Ukrainians think that the inhabitants of the occupied territories of Ukraine are victims of circumstances and want the return of control of Ukraine.
This is evidenced by the results surveyheld by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) from 7 to 13 September.
“Only 12% of respondents are critical of those who continue to live in the occupied territories after February 24, and consider them collaborators or indifferent to Ukraine. The vast majority (72%) consider them victims of circumstances and believe that they want Ukraine’s control over the occupied territories back. territories,” sociologists say.
So, depending on the region, 63-81% of respondents consider the residents of the territories occupied after February 24 to be victims of circumstances, and no more than 7-17% consider them collaborators or indifferent to Ukraine.
“The survey was conducted by the method of telephone interviews using a computer (computer-assistedtelephoneinterviews, CATI) based on a random sample of mobile telephone numbers among 2,000 respondents aged 18 and over who at the time of the survey lived on the territory of Ukraine (within the limits controlled by the Ukrainian authorities until February 24) “, sociologists noted.
According to experts, formally, under normal circumstances, the statistical error of such a sample (with a probability of 0.95 and taking into account the design effect of 1.1) did not exceed 2.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.1% for indicators close to to 25%, 1.5% – for indicators close to 10%, 1.1% – for indicators close to 5%.
However, in war conditions, a certain systematic deviation is added to the indicated formal error. In particular, due to the disconnection of telephone communications by the invaders, fewer respondents living in the occupied settlements were interviewed, in particular, their number is 0.3%.
At the same time, the KIIS emphasized that the results obtained still retain a high representativeness and allow a fairly reliable analysis of the public mood of the population.
Earlier, UNIAN already reported that in the occupied Luhansk region, the invaders artificially devalued the hryvnia and raised food prices.