61% of respondents are convinced that the current situation in Ukraine is moving in the right direction. In contrast, according to a new Razumkov Centre poll, every fifth respondent believes the opposite.

This divide fundamentally differs from the one before the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Back then, opinions were divided by 20% and 65.5%.

Meanwhile, sociologists have recorded an increase in the optimism of Ukrainians.

  • In particular, 49% believe Ukraine can cope with problems and difficulties in the coming years.
  • A further 36% think the country will do so, but in the longer term.
  • Only 3% do not believe that it is capable of doing so. The rest are undecided.

Mental health of Ukrainians

Before the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the average score of respondents was 6.8, where 0 means “maximum level of calm and confidence”. Now, the psychological state of Ukrainians has improved significantly to 5.1 points. At the same time, the proportion of those with a high level of panic or uncertainty decreased from 46.5% to 16%.

In particular, the number of those who negatively assessed their own psychological condition is higher among residents of the Eastern (30%) and Southern (23%) regions. Instead, in the Western region the figure is 16%, and in the Central region – 9%. Twice as many women (21%) have a worse mental state as men (11%).

The survey was conducted by the Razumkov Centre in February-March 2023 in all regions of Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied territories and those affected by the hostilities.

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