The level of support for independence in Ukraine’s western regions
rose from 86% in 2010 to 93% in 2012, while that in the central regions
grew from 54% to 77% respectively.
At the same time, 10% of residents of Donbas and Crimea support the
secession of their regions from Ukraine. An outpouring of support for
Ukraine’s independence in the eastern regions was in August 2011 (57%)
and then it decreased to 49% in 2012. However, the number of opponents
to Ukraine’s independence in this region is falling – from 34% in 2010
to 23% in 2012.
At the same time, support for independence in Ukraine’s southern
regions reached its highest level in 2010 when the figure was 65%, while
15% opposed the country’s independence. However, the percentage of
supporters of independence rose to 34% in 2011 and 36% in 2012, while
the percentage of opponents was stable for two years – over 40%.