Half of Ukrainians consider the ban on Russian TV channels a mistake
More than 50% of citizens consider the ban on certain artists and Russian films in Ukraine by mistake.
According to Kiev International Institute of Sociology, about half of Ukrainians believe that the ban on Russian TV channels in Ukraine is a mistake and only leads to restrictions on the rights of citizens. This is evidenced by the results of the research conducted by KIIS in March 2019.
It was noted that respondents were asked to answer a few questions about the policy of regulating the state information sphere. The same questions were presented in the survey in February and September 2018.
Sociologists have indicated that more than half of the respondents in March (53.5%) believe that the ban on Russian TV channels in Ukraine is a mistake and only leads to restrictions on citizens' rights.
The percentage of respondents who chose this answer gradually increases: in February 2018 this was 43.7%, in September 49.6%.
"Approximately every third person (31.7%) is opposed to the opinion and believes that the ban on Russian TV channels in Ukraine is a necessary step to protect the state. The percentage of those who opted for this option fell from 36.6% in February 2018." emphasized in KIIS.
At the same time, 14.7% of respondents considered it difficult to answer or refuse to answer that question.
Also, 27.7% of the survey participants in March expressed the view that the ban on certain artists and Russian films in Ukraine was a necessary step to protect the state, while 59.6% of respondents called this statement a mistake restricting citizens' rights.
Moreover, the share of those who consider the ban to be a necessary step has not changed much during the year (in February 2018 it was 29.2%), while the share of those who considered the ban increased from 53% in February 2018.
It is difficult to answer or refuse to answer this question by 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 state (in February 2018 it was 30.2%).
Approximately 53.2% of respondents hold the opposite view that the ban on Russian social networks is a mistake and only limits the rights of citizens (moreover, the percentage increased from 45.8% in February 2018).
17.9% was difficult to answer or refused to answer this question.
As for the possibilities of introducing quotas in the Ukrainian language on radio and television, 32.2% of respondents think that such a move is suitable, 42.2% no.
At the same time, 25.6% of respondents considered it difficult to answer or refuse to answer this question.
Earlier it was said that 51% of Ukrainians support the approval of autonomy within Ukraine's uncontrolled area of Donbas.
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