Kyiv, October 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Over half of Ukrainians polled by the Razumkov Center in early October (56.6%) believe political censorship exists in Ukraine.
About one-fourth of the respondents (26.7%) believe political censorship is non-existent in Ukraine, and 16.9% were undecided.
Responding to a question about the level of freedom of speech in the country, only 5.1% of the respondents said they are convinced it is fully non-existent in Ukraine, whereas 10.4% said there is full freedom of speech in the country.
The poll was conducted in all regions of Ukraine in the period between September 30 and October 5. It surveyed 2,007 people and its a margin of error is 2.3%.
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