Men and women: sharing one hope

Men and women: sharing one hope

The mood of Ukrainians in the week of May 11th - May 15th 2020.
OMF Weekly Representative Survey Data

Our weekly study is likely to go down in history as the world's only regular study of the emotional state of an entire country during the coronavirus crisis. Since the beginning of the "coronavirus" surveys, 3,000 Ukrainians have already participated, which by far exceeds the sample of any survey ever conducted in Ukraine.

Each survey gives us a huge amount of data. We see changes in the mood of Ukrainians and the reasons for these changes. It is impossible to publish all the collected data every week, that might be too much, therefore every week we focus and present you the main trends and interesting findings of the current week.

Representative group and survey methods

Every week, beginning April 11th 2020, the OMF sociological group conducts a representative survey of residents of the Ukraine. The sample size remained the same throughout the survey period - 600 people. The main target of the study was the Ukranian population of 18 years of age and older. The villagers and older people were interviewed via telephone utilizing (CATI) and the rest of the population was interviewed using online questionnaires (CAWI).

The research sampling was stochastic, stratified and multi-stage. Stratification was carried out on the grounds of the region of residence and the type of locality.

The estimated sampling error is 4% with a confidence level of 95%.

Assessment of the emotional state of citizens of the country gives an objective picture of the real economic and social situation in the country.

In the week of May 11th-15th, 47.3% of Ukrainians lived with hope for tomorrow, which is 3% more than a week earlier.

The emotional state of Ukrainians May 11th-15th, 2020

OMF Representative Survey
Representative sample size - 600 respondents

Men and Women

As of Mid-April, men were much more optimistic than women. The difference reached 10 points. After 5 weeks of polling, the percentage of men and women living with hope for tomorrow almost equaled: 48.7% of men and 46.1% of women live with hope for tomorrow.

What emotion is prevalent in your life today?

An interesting fact is that work remains a significant source of hope for men: 12.6% of men and 6.9% of women live with confidence in the future because of their work or study situation.

What is the reason for your hope?

The main reason of humiliation and fear of tomorrow are still the events unfolding in the country. Whereas women are twice as likely as men to experience fear for this reason. And men are more often feeling humiliated by events unfolding in the country.

If we look at the dynamics of emotions between different genders, it is noticeable that every week more and more women begin to experience not only chronic fear, but also chronic humiliation.

The dynamics of the emotional state of men 18 years of age and older in Ukraine

The dynamics of the emotional state of women 18 years of age and older in Ukraine

Different reasons of fear among urban residents and villagers

Urban and rural residents have different reasons for the constant fear they experience today:

Villagers feel fear due to what is happening in their personal lives three times more often than urban residents (10.7% and 3.4%). Urban residents are much more likely than to experience fear of tomorrow than rural residents because of the events unfolding in the country. (22.3% and 13%)

Urban Residents Rural residents
What emotion is prevalent in your life today? % %
Hope for tomorrow 47,3 47,2
Fear of tomorrow 30,1 28,3
Humiliation due to the conditions of life 22,6 24,5
What is the reason for your hope? % %
In your personal life 24,1 25,3
In your work / study 10,7 7,2
In what is happening in the country 10,2 12,6
In what is happening in your city / village 2,3 2
What is the reason for your fear? % %
In your personal life 3,4 10,7
In your work / study 3,5 4,5
In what is happening in the country 22,3 13
In what is happening in your city / village 0,9 0
What is the reason for feeling humiliated? % %
In your personal life 1,4 1,1
In your work / study 2,1 4,1
In what is happening in the country 17,8 18,3
In what is happening in your city / village 1,3 1,1

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