Pre- and Post-War Ukraine

Thursday, 14 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 30 (Main Building)
Distributed Paper
Inna VOLOSEVYCH, GfK Ukraine, Ukraine
In 2014-2015 Ukraine has suffered the greatest shock within independence period. We lost 7% of our territory where about 14% of the population lived (more than 6,5 millions). The paper suggests the comparison of the results of all-Ukrainian surveys before March 2014 when the invasion of Crimea started and recent surveys as of August 2015 conducted on the territories of “post-war” Ukraine which are under Ukrainian government control. Among the key findings, it is revealed that “post-war” Ukrainian population demonstrates more trust to the authorities and social institutions, more optimistic views of state development; moreover, they became more civically active and more willing to contribute in country’s development than before the military conflict. Basing on the survey results and indicators dynamics, the conclusion on the impact of military conflict on socio-political and economic orientations of the population are suggested.