Most Ukrainians think Ukraine doesn't need a multi-party system, according to a new survey.
The poll was carried out by the Sociological Service of Razumkov Center in all regions of Ukraine on May 15-20, 2010. Its results were announced in Kyiv on Thursday during a meeting dedicated to the issue of "Party system of Ukraine and its future: stabilization, conservation, (r)evolution."
A total of 52.2% of those polled said Ukraine doesn't need a multi-party system, 33.5% of Ukrainians supported such a system and 14.3% failed to answer.
At the same time 64.2% of those polled said there should be up to five parties in Ukraine, 17.6% said there could be 10-15 parties in Ukraine, 1.7% of the respondents said 20-100 could operate in the country, 0.2% of Ukrainians consider that over 100 parties could exist in Ukraine, and 12.1% of those polled failed to answer.
According to the survey, a total of 65.9% of the respondents do not trust political parties, and 41.6% do not trust public organizations.
A total of 40.7% of those polled don't trust the trade unions, while 69.1% of those polled don't trust commercial banks.
At the same time, 71.6% of Ukrainians said they trust the church, 68.3% trust the Ukrainian mass media, 53.6% trust the Russian mass media, and 40.8% trust the Western media.
A total of 2,014 respondents aged over 18 participated in the survey. The poll's margin of error is 2.3%