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15.12.2003

Constitutional rights of citizens are not observed in Ukraine.

   

The overwhelming majority of the Ukrainian citizens believe that their basic constitutional rights are not observed. This is a result of the sociological polls conducted by the Ukrainian center of economic and political research named after Aleksandr Razumkov. The polls were held on 4-12 August and 16-23 September in all regions of Ukraine; 2019 and 2015 persons, respectively, were questioned in the course of the polls.

89.9% of the respondents reckon that the right for the sufficient living standard is violated in Ukraine, 5.1% believe that this right is observed, 5% could not answer this question.

80.6% believe that their right for health protection is abused, 12.5% have the opposite opinion and 6.9% did not answer.

79,3% are sure that the right for personal dignity is not observed in our country (10.8% answered contrariwise, 9.9% could not answer), 78.8% insisted on the violation of the right to work and the opportunity to earn the living by this work (other opinions: 16.1% and 5.1%, respectively), 77.6% -- the right for social protection (15.5% and 6.9%), 77.1% – the right for living accommodation (16.3% and 6.6%), 72.4% – the right for education (19.1% and 8.5%).

70.4% of the respondents think that their right for the freedom of speech and personal immunity is abused in our country, 18% are sure that this right is observed, 11.6% -- do not know.

The idea that the right for the inviolability of dwelling is violated in Ukraine was supported by 68.5%, 20% did not agree with that, 11.5% could not answer the question.

According to the results of the polls, 82.6% do not believe that all citizens of Ukraine have the equal rights and are equal before the law. The negative answer was got from 12.6%, 4.8% did not know what to answer.

The majority of Ukrainians reckon that the future of Ukraine depends, first of all, on the growth of prosperity and living standard of the citizens, the effectiveness of the struggle against corruption and crime, and the high-quality education of the youth.

81.5% of the respondents said that the future of Ukraine “depends very much” on the growth of prosperity and living standard of population, 15.4% answered: “rather depends”. The future of the country “depends very much” on the effectiveness of the struggle against corruption and crime – 80.5%, “rather depends” – 13.3%. 79% are sure that the future of the state “depends very much” on the high-quality education of the youth, 17.5% -- “rather depends”; 73% and 21.3%, respectively, believe that the future of Ukraine depends on the increase of the minimal salary to the level of living wage; 72.2% and 16.5%, respectively, -- on the liquidation of the “shady” economy; 70.1% and 24% -- on competent and responsible power; 67.9% and 25.5% -- in the increase of pensions; 62.3% and 23.1% – on the development of market economy; 60.8% and 27.1% – on the decrease of taxes; 51.1% and 30.9% -- on the development of democracy; 48% and 28.9% -- on forming of the middle class; 35.5% and 30.5% -- on the orientation toward the strategic relations with Russia; 26.9% and 32.1% -- on joining the European Council; 16.8% and 18.4% – on joining the NATO; 14.1% and 22% – on the orientation toward the USA.

22.2% of the respondents reckon that the future of Ukraine “depends very much” on the conduction of the constitutional reform directed at forming of the parliamentary-presidential republic, 23.3% -- “rather depends”; 14.1% and 11.6%, respectively, think that the future of the country “rather does not depends” and “does not depends” on that. 28.8% (the largest percentage) could not answer this question.

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