Most Ukrainians support Ukraine’s membership in the European Union and NATO (78% and 77%), but their number has slightly decreased compared to June 2022. This is stated by the results of a survey conducted by the Rating Group.

As of the end of November, 78% of the polled would vote for Ukraine’s accession to the EU in case of such a referendum, which is slightly less than in July this year (85%). Only 5% of respondents are against joining the EU. Instead, the share of those who have not decided or would not vote is increasing: 3% and 14%, respectively.

Support for Ukraine’s accession to NATO has also slightly decreased to 77% (83% in July). Currently, the rate of support for joining NATO is at the same level as it was at the beginning of the invasion in March 2022. However, only 5% of respondents would not like to see Ukraine in the North Atlantic Alliance, 15% would not vote, and 3% are undecided.

The idea of Ukraine joining NATO only within the territories controlled by Kyiv is unacceptable to 53%. At the same time, 40% of respondents fully or rather support this idea: residents of the western regions and the capital are relatively more likely to take such a step, than middle-aged people.

Instead, the residents of the East, Center, and South, as well as the oldest people, support this idea the least. Among the supporters of Ukraine’s accession to NATO, only 44% support this idea, while 51% are against it.

The survey was conducted on November 22-23, 2023. A total of 1,000 respondents aged 18 and older were interviewed by telephone using a computer based on a random sample of mobile numbers in all oblasts except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, as well as areas where there was no Ukrainian mobile coverage at the time of the survey. The margin of error is no more than 3.1%.

More from Gwara

51% of Ukrainians do not trust politicians, while 26% believe in their honesty. A third of citizens also distrust state and local authorities. This is based on the results of the Rating Group research.

Survey: most Ukrainians believe elections should be held after the war. Some respondents support the idea of an election despite the war and believe that the election should be held remotely. 

Most Ukrainians have relatives or friends who were wounded or killed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Among those who have such close relatives or friends, the average (median value was used) was 7. On average, such respondents have seven close relatives or friends who were injured or killed.