Poll: Over one fourth of Ukrainians proud of Ukrainian flag

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Aug. 24, 2011, 12:35 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
A total of 26.3% of Ukrainians are proud of the national flag, according to a poll conducted by the Razumkov Center from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17, 2011. Head of the sociological service at the center, Andriy Bychenko, said at a press conference on Tuesday that 66.8% feel positive towards the Ukrainian flag.

The attitude of 2.3% of respondents to the flag is negative, the attitude of 2.5% is negative and they want to change it and 2% of respondents did not answer the question.

The poll involved 2,007 respondents over 18 years old from all regions of Ukraine, Kyiv, and Crimea.

The poll took place in 132 residential areas, including 74 towns.

The poll's margin of error does not exceed 2.3%.
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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 2:49 p.m.    

"Over one fouth". Is this a case of a journalist trying out their English. Normaly you would say over 25% or 26% ... or you might say over a quarter of respondents but you would not normally say over one fourth...

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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 3:18 p.m.    

Is not common to use numerals in a headline. It is awkward. In the body of the story the writer used numerals where appropriate.

You must have a lot of time on your hands.

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Anonymous Aug. 25, 2011, 4:52 a.m.    

OK Guest and Guest,

How bout: &quot;...OVER A QUARTER...&quot;

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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 6:03 p.m.    

Ukraine has an excellent flag, appropriate and to the point - cyan sky over a golden wheat field, perfectly

encapsulating what Ukraine is renowned for - grain growing. Though sometimes it seems that royal blue

is used instead of cyan - a Russian way of mocking Ukraine perhaps.

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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 6:13 p.m.    

Royal blue over yellow is more appropriate. It represents the Ukraine's status on the bottom of the ocean.

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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 9:43 p.m.    

You mean next to the Russian Navy?

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Anonymous Aug. 24, 2011, 9:56 p.m.    

Personally, and with all due respect to people who feel different - I prefer the old style Yellow over Blue flag.

And the army flag is horrible. Raspberry pink? Even if it was the preferred color of the Cossacks, it just reminds me of barbie dolls and bunnies.

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