Between May 27 and June 1, 2021, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) conducted a telephone poll asking the respondents to give the main reason for the economic crisis in Ukraine.

The survey respondents could choose one of 4 answers.

42,9% of respondents consider corruption to be the main reason behind the crisis; according to 33,8% of respondents the crisis is caused by incompetency of Ukrainian  authorities; 10,6% of respondents called the war in eastern Ukraine the key cause of crisis; 8,3% cited the Covid-19 pandemic.

54,4% of the poll respondents said that they have suffered financiall over the past two years.

Only 11,3% of respondents claimed that  their financial standing  became better.

One in three Ukrainians (33,6%) said they  financial standing has not changed much.

Moreover, 9 of 10 respondents faced bigger energry, gas and utilities bills then the last year (91,5%), and spiralling prices of basic food products (90,6%).

At the same time, 35,4% of respondents sufferedd from reduction in wages and pension; 31,9% of respondents became totally or partially unemployed.

The all-Ukrainian telephone poll was conducted by calling randomly selected cell-phone users. 2000 of respondents aged 18 and up across the country (except for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the occupied territories) have been polled.