Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Kiev, in Russian, 6 Feb 04
BBC Monitoring Service, UK, in English, Feb 16, 2004
Kiev, 16 February: One out of three Ukrainian citizens would like to move to
another country, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Democratic
Initiatives fund and the Kiev international sociology institute between 23
January and 1 February. A total of 2011 people were polled across Ukraine.
If granted an opportunity to move to another country with their family, 33.8
per cent would go ahead and move, 61.5 per cent would stay and 4.7 per cent
could not answer the question.
About 7.7 people would choose to move to Russia, 7.4 per cent would go to
Germany, 3.9 per cent to Canada, 3.8 to the USA, 1.8 per cent to France, 1.2
per cent to the United Kingdom, 1.2 per cent to Israel, 0.9 per cent would
go to another country of the former Soviet Union and 6 per cent would move
to another country outside the former USSR.
The poll indicated that the majority of potential emigrants are young and
have higher education. Of those who did not finish secondary school, 82.1
per cent would choose to stay in Ukraine, while 59.6 per cent of those who
did finish secondary school would stay. Only 49.8 per cent of university
graduates would like to stay in Ukraine.
Only 37 per cent of 18-year-olds would stay in Ukraine, 58 per cent of those between 40 and 49 years of age and 91 per cent of people above 80 years.
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