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KIEV, March 16. /TASS/. Overwhelming majority of Ukrainians is unhappy with results of the country’s social and economic development and view the course as wrong, says the survey carried out by the Kiev International Sociology Institute in February and March.
Thus, 78.3% of survey respondents answered "in the wrong direction" to a question whether Ukraine’s authorities were leading the country either in the right or the wrong direction, while 12% of the polled viewed the country headed in the right direction.
The pollster has said that deteriorating life standards were behind most of the answers. So, 87.2% believe that in the past two years the social and economic situation worsened either a little or considerably. Meagre 2.8% noted improvement and 8% said that nothing had mostly changed.
Out of those respondents who noted the worsening social and economic situation in the country, 33.2% placed the responsibility on Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 24.2% - on President Petro Poroshenko and 11.1% - on the cabinet.
The pollster gathered views among 2,039 survey respondents in 110 settlements across Ukraine from February 23 until March 8.