Poll: Ukrainians unwillingly agree to sell their votes at elections
About 83% of Ukrainians would not be prepared to sell their votes at the elections, according to the results of a study conducted by Democratic Initiatives Fund together with Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
According to the results of the poll presented at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday, 82.9% of the respondents would not sell their votes at the parliamentary elections.
However, 1.5% of those polled expressed complete readiness to sell their vote for any candidate for any amount of money; 5.2% said that they are ready to sell their votes for a good price; 4.6% of people are ready to give their votes if they are offered to vote for the candidate they sympathize with; and 5.8% found it difficult to answer the question.
At the same time, 53.2% stressed that they definitely condemn the sale of votes for money, as you cannot sell your opinion. Moreover, 31.8% of respondents said that they have a negative attitude to the purchase of the votes of electors, but understand it, as people have different situations. Only 10.3% of those polled said that they have a positive attitude regarding purchase of votes at the elections, as it gives people a chance to gain money.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4 this year. The poll was held in 111 residential areas in all regions of Ukraine and Crimea. 2,043 respondents participated in the poll. The poll's margin of error is 2.2%.
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