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    Ukrainians trust Army, volunteers, Church – poll

    Ukrainians tend to trust the most in their Army, volunteers, ordinary people in their locality, and the Church. At the same time, compared to December 2020, there has been an increase in confidence in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    This is evidenced by an all-Ukrainian public opinion poll, “Omnibus,” run by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) on December 3-11, 2021, Ukrinform reported.

    “A total of 72% of Ukrainians trust in their Army, with the balance of trust and distrust being +60%. Compared to December 2020, the share of those who trust the Army has increased by 6 percentage points, and the balance of trust and distrust – by 8 percentage points. At the same time, there are noticeable regional differences – from west to east the share of those who trust the Army decreases, but at the same time in all regions, most respondents trust the Armed Forces (from 81% in the west to 52% in the east) with a clear positive trust-distrust balance, from +75% in the west to +28% in the east). Also, against December 2020, there is a tendency to increased confidence in the Army in all regions,” the statement reads.

    Also, the majority of respondents trust volunteers (68%, balance +57%) and ordinary people in their locality (63%, balance +51%), while the church is trusted by 51% with a balance of +27%. In the case of volunteers and the Church, the figures have not changed compared to 2020 (changes within the margin of error), and in the case of ordinary people, there is a decrease of 4 percentage points in both the share of those who trust them and the balance. In the regional dimension, trust in ordinary people is about the same across all regions. In the case of volunteers, there is a tendency to a lower trust from west to east (from 75% to 60%). As for the Church, compared to other regions, the west stands out, where 67% trust the Church against 41-47% in other regions.

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