Representative Survey: War, Language Usage, Ecology (Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation)

Random-sample questionnaire-based representative poll of the Ukrainian population conducted in October 2022

Version 1.0, published: Jan. 6, 2023

Open Access

Serhii Shapovalov

Main category: Public Opinion
Curated by: Heiko Pleines
Dataset ownership has been transferred. Previous users: Heiko Pleines (until Jan. 16, 2024, 4:09 p.m.)
Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (2023): Representative Survey: War, Language Usage, Ecology (Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation), v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/9298FDD0-56C4-4587-BDFB-66FA132BD349>.


This data collection offers a representative omnibus survey of the Ukrainian population, living in territories controlled by the Ukrainian government without ongoing armed hostilities. The survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation from 21 to 27 October 2022.

The survey includes face-to-face interviews with 2,018 respondents aged 18 years and older. The survey was conducted in 25 out of Ukraine’s 26 regions (not including Crimea). The theoretical error in sampling does not exceed 2.3%. At the same time, additional systematic deviations in sampling may be due to the consequences of Russian aggression, in particular the forced evacuation of millions of citizens.

This data collection contains the original survey data. The SPSS file (.sav) is the original file provided by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. It has been exported into an Excel file. The content of the respective xlsx-file should be identical with the original sav-file. The sav-file contains the questions and answer options of the original questionnaire in Ukrainian. The original questionnaire is also included in this data collection as separate pdf-file. Additionally, the data collection contains the file “DIF_10.2022-selected-results.pdf" which documents some major results of the survey in the form of descriptive statistics in English.

The major thematic blocs refer to language usage (questions numbered with X) and ecology/ environmental issues and policies (questions numbered with Q). Additionally, there are questions about the socio-demographic status of the respondents (questions numbered with D). Questions X13-15, X17 as well as Q24-25 directly refer to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. Please note that some questions about socio-demographic status (questions numbered with D) also include effects of the war (i.e. place of residence before the war) and about language use (language spoken at home).

Data on ecology/ environmental issues could be included in this data collection thanks to permission by the International Charity Organization “Environment-People-Law” (EPL) (Lviv).




Energy Policy Civil Society Russo-Ukrainian War Language Policy Environmental Policy Language Usage Environmental Protection Air Pollution Water Pollution

Language of data



Environmental Studies Language Studies Sociology

Methods of data collection

Public Opinion Poll

Methods of data analysis

Descriptive Statistics