Sunday, December 03, 2006

Back to the USSR?

Interesting O.P. in today's "Donbass" newspaper on percentages of Donetsk citizens who still support independence, 15 years after Ukraine' indendence referendum. Then 90% of Ukraine's citizens supported indepence. This figure was lower in Ukraine's eastern oblasts e.g 76% supported it in the Donetsk Oblast.

The O.P. provides figures in the following order [from left to right] for various 'strata' of society - [Blue collar] workers, [White collar] workers, Business sphere, Students, Pensioners, and Unemployed.

In the business sphere, and amongst students, the majority of respondents support independence - 50% and 57% respectively. White collar employees are almost evenly split 50/47. All the rest were against independence - pensioners in particular. Only 791 persons were questioned, but nevertheless the most dynamic parts of society in the Donetsk region seem to be in favour of independence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that Independence was always desired by the maj. in E. Ukraine. (except by the pensioners and who can blame them? for in the USSR they had a place of honor and guarantees.)