Comissioned by Kyiv think tank Institute of World Policy, Market researcher GfK Ukraine polled 1,048
European fans before the 16 matches that took place in host cities Kyiv,
Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lviv in June.
Thus, the survey found that 84 percent were
glad that Euro 2012 took place in Ukraine instead of elsewhere, while 57
percent said the experience improved their overall perception of the country. The poll also found that
a whopping 76 percent of fans voiced their wish to visit once more as a tourist.
The Ukrainian people won out in the survey
– 72 percent of said they got to know the people of Ukraine the best above
football (42 percent), Ukrainian cuisine (30 percent), the history and
traditions (19 percent) and the political situation (14 percent).