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Half of Ukrainians do not support the ban on Russian television channels – poll



Half of Ukrainians do not support the ban on Russian television channels - poll

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Half of Ukrainians consider the ban on Russian television channels a mistake

More than 50% of citizens also consider the ban on certain artists and Russian films in Ukraine to be a mistake.

According to the International Institute of Kiev in sociology, about half of Ukrainians believe that the ban on Russian television channels in Ukraine is a mistake and only leads to the limit of civil rights. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by KIIS in March 2019.

It should be noted that respondents were asked to answer a number of questions regarding the policy of regulating the country's information area. The same questions were presented in a survey conducted in February and September 2018.

Sociologists noted that more than half of respondents in March (53.5%) believe that the ban on Russian television channels in Ukraine is a mistake and only leads to the limit of civil rights.

The percentage of respondents who chose this answer increased: in February 2018 they were 43.7%, in September – 49.6%.

"One in three (31.7%) holds the opposite opinion and believes that the ban on Russian television channels in Ukraine is a necessary step to protect the country, the percentage of those who choose this option decreased from 36.6% in February 2018, stressed in KIIS.

However, 14.7% of respondents found it difficult to answer or refused to answer this question.

Also, 27.7% of participants in the study in March expressed the view that the ban on private artists and Russian films in Ukraine is a necessary step to protect the country, while 59.6% of respondents called this statement a mistake that restricts the rights of citizens.

Moreover, the proportion of those who consider the ban as a necessary step has not changed much during the year (in February 2018 it was 29.2%), while the share of those who consider the prohibition of error increased from 53% in February 2018.

Difficult to answer or refused to answer this question 12.6% of respondents.

In addition, 28.8% of Ukrainians agree that the ban on Russian social networks is a necessary step to protect the country (in February 2018 were 30.2%).

Some 53.2% of respondents say the opposite is true, because the ban on Russian social networks is a mistake and only leads to the restriction of citizens' rights (moreover, a percentage increased from 45.8% in February 2018).

17.9% had difficulty answering or refused to answer this question.

On the issue of the feasibility of presenting quotas in the Ukrainian language on radio and television, 32.2% of participants see such a move desirable, 42.2% do not.

However, 25.6% of respondents found it difficult to answer or refused to answer this question.

Earlier, it was stated that 51% of Ukrainians support the granting of autonomy within Ukraine to the uncontrolled areas of the Donbass.

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