Razumkov Centre Sociological Service Poll “Politician of the year 2022”

2023-01-17 | Expert publications

Results of the public opinion poll conducted by the Razumkov Centre Sociological Service on December 21, 2022 – January 3, 2023.

Answering the question “Which Ukrainian political figure would you call Politician of the year 2022?”, 59% of respondents named Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Valeriy Zaluzhnyi (10%) took the second place in terms of frequency of mention. Oleksiy Arestovych, Petro Poroshenko and Dmytro Kuleba collected 2% each, Mykhailo Podoliak and Serhiy Prytula — 1%.

Zelenskyy was named Politician of the Year 2022 by the majority of respondents in all regions: 66.5% in the country’s South, 61% in the Centre, 57% in the West and 55% in the East. He was mentioned more often by women (62%) than by men (55%). Younger age groups like him more than middle-aged and older people: 68% of those under 30, 63% between 30 and 39, and 54% to 56% in the middle and older age groups.

Among those who mainly speak Ukrainian at home, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was named politician of the year by 60%, among Russian-speakers — by 55%. The higher the level of well-being of the respondents is, the more often they mention V. Zelenskyy: from 54% of those who said that their family “hardly makes ends meet” to 63% among those who reportedly “do well.”


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