Only 20% of Ukrainians tolerant of other nations – poll

Дата: 13 January 2016
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19.2% of citizens say that they have positive attitude to people of other nationalities.

This is evidenced by results of the poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

11.5% of the respondents said that they attitude was becoming more negative. The attitude of 54.6% of people remained unchanged.

Over the past two years, 27.3% of citizens became more tolerant of different opinion. 40.3% of respondents answered that they had not changed their attitude. 17% of respondents became less tolerant of the opinions of others.

The survey was conducted in 110 cities, towns and villages in all regions of Ukraine, except the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the uncontrolled territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, on October 8-20, 2015. 2,040 respondents were interviewed. Sampling error does not exceed 2.3%.

As reported, 17 people suffered from racist attacks in Ukraine in 2015. The human rights activists state that racially motivated violence in the country is investigated ineffectively.

January 2016, a football fan, who was involved in the fight with the dark-skinned fans during Dynamo- Chelsea football match on 20 October 2015, get suspended a sentence of two years of deprivation of liberty by the ruling of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv. The court’s ruling was condemned by the FARE football organization.

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