Putin, connecting people. Now most Ukrainians are ready for armed resistance (CHART)

About 57.5% of adult Ukrainians of both sexes are ready to join various forms of resistance in the event of a large-scale military offensive by Russia, including armed resistance.

This is found in a recent survey of the authoritative Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

37.3% answered that they were ready to put up armed resistance, and 25% were ready to resist with public disobedience (strikes, boycotts, rallies, etc.). Note that these are average data for both sexes. The share of those ready for armed resistance among males is much higher:

Note also that even these high figures are underestimated, as the sample includes elderly people who are obviously incapable of armed resistance. The share of those ready for armed resistance among the younger ones is higher.

What we also found interesting is that there is even fir share voters of "pro-Russian" parties and candidates who are also ready to resist a Russian invasion.


The share of Ukrainians who are ready to join the resistance to Russian interventionists has increased against the figures in December 2021.

Statistical sampling error (with a probability of 0.95 and taking into account the design effect) does not exceed: 2.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.1% for indicators close to 25%, 1.5% - for indicators close to 10%, 1.1% - for indicators close to 5%.

Sociologists surveyed 2004 citizens living in all regions of Ukraine (except the occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea) over a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers.

The same finding is confirmed by another poll

A previous poll by two other authoritative sociological companies, the Democratic Initiatives and the Razumkov Center, showed only slightly lower figures but it was also conducted earlier, so the data largely match.

See also an article by the New York Times:

‘We Need to Oppose Russia’: Ukrainians Find Common Purpose

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