Ukrainian citizens believe that the president is responsible for corruption in the government and local administrations. According to a poll conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and KIIS, 77.6% of Ukrainians share this view, while 18% disagree with this assessment. Interestingly, among older citizens (60+), the share of those who believe the president is responsible for corruption is higher at 81%.
More than half of the respondents (55%) agree with the statement that foreign partners should provide military aid to Ukraine only if corruption is effectively fought. This opinion is most widespread among residents of the Western (60.6%) and Central (61.1%) regions of the country, while in the South only 47% of respondents share this opinion, and in the Eastern regions only 40%.
More than half of the respondents (52.5%) believe that criticizing the government for corruption is acceptable and does not lead to destabilization of the country or a decrease in trust on the part of foreign partners.
The survey was conducted in July 2023 in all regions of Ukraine, except Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts, and involved 2011 respondents aged 18 and older.