Only 14 percent of respondents consider the possibility of real war between the two countries.
Annexation of the Crimea to Russia is supported by 82 percent of the peninsula residents and another 11 percent of respondents said they “somewhat support” what had happened. Only 4 percent of the survey participants do not share this point of view.
Among the respondents who did not support the annexation to Russia, more than half (55 percent) responded that the process was not entirely legitimate and it had to be conducted in accordance with international legislation. 44 percent believe that secession from the Ukraine has created problems in their daily lives, and 24 per cent said that the referendum was conducted under pressure. Another 20 percent admitted that they enjoyed live more as being part of Ukraine, and 9 percent want to see the Crimea as an independent state.
Answering the questions of sociologists, 51 percent of respondents spoke about their improved financial situation over the last year. 13 percent of respondents recorded a deterioration of their financial situation, and 35 percent saw no particular changes.
The survey was conducted from 16 to 22 of January. The survey covered 800 residents of the Crimea. Statistical error margin does not exceed 3.5 percent.
On March 16, 2014, in Crimea, a referendum was held where 96 percent of attendees voted in favor of annexation of the Crimea to Russia. On March 18 the republic’s authorities signed an agreement with Moscow on the annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia as new constituent entities.