KIEV, March 19. /TASS/. More than two-thirds of the Ukrainian population is certain that their country is going in the wrong direction, a poll by the Rating Sociological Group shows.
According to the data published on Tuesday, 69% of Ukrainians expressed this viewpoint, while only 16% stated the opposite.
The biggest proportion of those disenchanted live in the southern and southeastern regions of the country (79% and 75% correspondingly). However, even in the west and center of Ukraine those disgruntled with the current situation make up a convincing majority with 63% and 64% correspondingly.
Moreover, those who oppose the current direction the country is headed are the majority across all age groups.
The people who are discontent with the authorities’ policies plan to support opposition candidates in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 31. Only the supporters of incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko back the current political policies of Ukraine. Nevertheless, even among them 16% said that country is going in the wrong direction.
The poll was conducted March 9-15, 2019 among respondents aged 18 years and over. The survey was carried out via personal interview with 2,500 people and margin of error being no more than 2%.