How many Ukrainians believe their Parliament – Survey

Ukrainian Parliament
Ukrainian Parliament

Ukrainian Parliament is trusted by 29% of Ukrainians, while 59% are aware of its activities, reported survey conducted by International Republican Institute (IRI) in cooperation with Internews Ukraine under the USAID program, published on May 30.

According to the survey, 29% of respondents fully or partially trust the Parliament, compared to 56% in 2022. Citizens' awareness of Parliament activities has also decreased - from 69% in 2022 to 59% in 2024.

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Respondents named the most important Parliament activitis as follows:

  • meeting the needs of the military, defending the state and contributing to the end of the war (according to 89% of respondents)

  • control over the use of budget funds (42%)

  • providing socially vulnerable groups of the population, including internally displaced persons, with material assistance (34%)

The main criteria for electing a Member of Parliament are honesty and fulfillment of promises. This is the opinion of 41% of respondents compared to 27% in 2022.

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In addition, a good reputation and non-corruption have become much more important to citizens - this figure has increased from 6% in 2022 to 19% in 2024.

The survey showed that Ukrainians rarely contact their MPs - only 14% did so. However, the use of and awareness of the Parliamentary digital services is growing: 56% use e-petitions, 50% participate in public discussions of draft laws, and 26% use the electronic citizen's office.

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The survey was conducted by Info Sapiens at the request of the Center for Analysis and Sociological Research on Feb. 17-26. A total of 1637 Ukrainian citizens over the age of 18 were interviewed by telephone (CATI). The sample does not include residents of the occupied territories where Ukrainian mobile operators do not provide services, as well as Ukrainians who have moved abroad. The sample is representative of the population of Ukraine in terms of gender, age and size of the settlement (the representativeness error does not exceed 2.4%).

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