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Poll: Ukrainians unhappy with domestic economic situation, their own lives

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Sept. 12, 2011, 4:46 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Nearly two-thirds of Ukrainians are not happy with their life, Research & Branding Group said, commenting on a poll of Aug. 12-22. "Regardless of the region they live in, 62% of the Ukrainians are not happy. Thirty-five percent are satisfied with their life, and 3% are unable to answer the question," Group founder Yevhen Kopatko said in Kyiv on Sept.12.

The Group interviewed 2,075 Ukrainians in 24 regions of Ukraine and Crimea. The error keeps within 2.2%.

In the words of Kopatko, the most frequent feelings of the Ukrainians this August were anxiety (36%), hope (35%), optimism (21%), confusion (29%) and despair (19%).

Seventy percent described the current economic position of Ukraine as bad, 28% said it was medium or good, and 2% failed to answer the question.

Sixty-three percent of the Ukrainians said that the national political situation was not stable, and only 7% gave the opposite answer. Thirty percent failed to answer the question.

Eighty-two percent said they took no part in public organizations. Six percent participated in the activity of trade unions, and three percent in associations of home owners. Two percent are members of interest clubs or public organizations, 1% are members of charity organizations and political parties, and 3% cannot answer the question.
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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 5:04 p.m.    

If Ukrainians killed Yanukovych, the people would rejoice! SLAVA!

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:06 p.m.    

Please do not wish for such things. The only way to remove him is in a legal manner. Violence rebounds and often wounds the innocent.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:26 p.m.    

He won't go quietly. He is a criminal with criminal insticts and the only way to remove him is by force.Whether it will be an uprising, a hole in his head, doesn't matter.

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Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 5:15 a.m.    

You obviously don't know Ukraine.

Mazhory - big shots - have been killing people on the roads with their expensive Mercedes and SUV's for years - with impunity.

Members of Parliament have even killed people.

Who killed Gongadze? Well, the Melnychenko tapes show that it was Kuchma who ordered the killing.

The sovok mafia has been killing people all over Ukraine for years in order to acquire businesses, or for any other reason that pleases them.

If you live in Ukraine, you live in fear, and you hope that you don't catch the sovok mafia's attention.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 5:17 p.m.    

Reality of Yanukonvicts Ukraine!

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 5:18 p.m.    

This poll would have gotten same results for at least prior 3 years also. With the exception of Orange Revolution optimism period, probably for the past 20 years too. Ukraine's a semi developed perpetual pit of pointlessness that each government manages to suck further down in its own individual way. would anyone in their right mind immigrate to ukraine, even from a third world country? no way. the country has no case to defend itself. it's leaders are corrupt and it's anti corruption leaders are corrupt. total failure.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 6:01 p.m.    

People of Ukraine - If you don't like your situation then get up off your fat asses and go protest and arrest your yanukovych party of regions antiukrainian criminal mafia government, which is stealing billions of your tax dollars to line their own pockets.

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Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 10:04 a.m.    

there is no alternative to him at the moment, who provides a plausible solution. ukrainian politicians are all kleptocrat liars and putting one bastard out just adds chaos but no change. until ukraine has leaders ukrainians will eat whatever smelly food is put on their table by whatever leader is in power, and never ask what it is.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 7:58 p.m.    

Ukraine is best country of the world.

Come here in Ukraine and you will are happy.

Best woman best eat.

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 9:08 p.m.    

It's great....if you want to live in total corruption, thievery,

and lies! And if you want to be an alcoholic and die by age 65...this is the place for you. LOL

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 11:06 p.m.    

Sounds pretty good.

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Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 3:32 a.m.    

You're right...sounds good...but only for you! LOL

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Anonymous Sept. 12, 2011, 11:42 p.m.    

Now live (and suffer) with HIM! Next time THINK before you vote!

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Anonymous Sept. 13, 2011, 10:08 a.m.    

there was no choice in the election. if ukraine wants people to choose between a disorganized and corrupt orange leadership and an organized and more corrupt blue leadership... be prepared for the consequences when they choose organized power. the problem is not yanuk, he's what he is. the problem is the &quot;alternatives&quot; to yanuk people of ukraine are limited to choose from. yats, tymo, they're not going to help ukraine or make a big difference. they only bring weak power mandates and infighting. the problem is ukrainians currently see no serious alternatives to vote for, so regions will win by default.

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