After Russia’s full-scale invasion began, trust in Ukrainian state institutions increased, while the issue of whether it was advisable to renew the central government after the victory arose. The survey results by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology evidence this.

  • 73% of Ukrainians support the renewal of the national government at various levels;
  • 69% of respondents are willing to change the Verkhovna Rada, believing that new faces are needed in the parliament after the victory;
  • 47% of respondents expressed a desire to renew the Government;
  • Those who want to change the president after the win makes up 23% of respondents.

Ukrainian society is actively seeking changes in political leadership after a military conflict.

“Ukraine is a vivid example of the ‘rallying around the flag effect’: although support for the central government’s actions was gradually declining before the beginning of 2022, after the large-scale invasion, the population ‘prioritised’ and now we see generally high support for the government’s actions to achieve victory. At the same time, this does not remove the existing desire of Ukrainians to renew the government, to bring in more honest and competent managers at various levels,” said Anton Hrushetskyi, Deputy Executive Director of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

Citizens hope that the renewal of the government will help to implement ambitious social and economic goals and strengthen trust in state institutions.

The survey was conducted by KIIS on 26 May-5 June 2023 by telephone interviews using a computer among 1,029 respondents over 18 years of age living in all regions of Ukraine (except Crimea).

See also

  • 92% of Ukrainians believe in the victory over the Russian army. At the same time, there are no significant regional differences – residents of all regions of Ukraine overwhelmingly believe that Ukraine will defeat the aggressor state.
  • Razumkov Centre poll: most Ukrainians believe the country is moving in the right direction. This divide fundamentally differs from before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.