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Ukrainians at odds over gambling legalisation - survey

Their opinions have almost split in half.

Ukrainians at odds over gambling legalisation - survey
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One in two Ukrainians (45.7%) supports the legalisation of gambling business, a survey carried out by Gorshenin Institute in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Ukraine and Belarus has found out.

Asked “Do you support the authorities’ initiative to legalise gambling?”, 26.9% of respondents said “certainly agree” while 18.8% chose “rather agree”.

Almost the same number of respondents (46.3%) oppose the legalisation gambling in Ukraine. A third of respondents (34.2%) said that they “certainly disagree” while 12.1% said “rather disagree”.

The quantitative survey entitled “Reforms in Ukraine: Changes for Better or Imitation of Progress” was carried out by Gorshenin Institute in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Ukraine and Belarus by means of face-to-face interviews from 22 November to 10 December. A total of 2,000 respondents aged 18 and above were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, except for occupied Crimea and Donbas, by quotas of place of residence, gender and age. The margin of sampling error does not exceed 2.2%.

On 16 January 2020, parliament gave the first reading to the bill on gambling legalisation.

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