Razumkov Centre: On the results of expert and public opinion polls regarding overcoming economic problems

2023-06-16 | Expert publications, State of the economy

By Vasyl Yurchyshyn. 

This policy paper examines the results of three surveys: an expert poll and two public opinion polls, which were held by the Razumkov Center Sociological Service in the first quarter of 2023 as part of the MATRA Program project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine (the assessments and conclusions of the authors should not be seen as the official position of the Embassy). The expert poll was held on February 26 — March 15, 41 experts were interviewed (employees of scientific research institutes, experts in economics at the Ministry of Economy, city and regional administrations, etc.). The first public opinion poll was held on February 22 — March 1, the second — on May 23–31; in both cases, 2,020 respondents aged above 18 were interviewed in the territories controlled by the Ukrainian government and free of hostilities.

Such a choice of polls (expert and two public, “spaced” in time) allows us to clarify the relationship of the survey results, which more broadly reflects expectations of various economic agents.

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