More than fifty percent of citizens of the Russian Federation (59%) and Ukraine (56%) are opposed to each other, said Sociologists " Levada-center ".
A poll of residents of Ukraine conducted the Kiev international Institute of sociology (KIIS).
"The negative attitude of Russian citizens to Ukraine after hitting the 60% ceiling, for the period from January this year, stabilized, not falling much below this figure. In General, recorded the same growth of anti-Russian attitudes Among the population of Ukraine to Russia. In may 2015, 56% of Ukrainians were evaluated by their attitude to the "neighbor" as bad ", - RIA "news" letter of sociologists. These figures differ significantly from those that Sociologists received before: in January of 2014 negatively related to Ukraine of citizens of Russia there were 26%. The number of Ukrainians who disliked the Russian Federation, then it was only 13%. The "very good" or "mostly good" to Russia at the same time were 78% of Ukrainians (66% of Russians). Sociologists also emphasize that the perception of America by both countries is very different. More than half (73%) of Russian respondents perceive US negatively, thinking, because this state is hostile towards Russia. Among the population of Ukraine thinks so only every fifth." in General, 54% of Ukrainians favorable attitude to America, " the report says. Citizens of Russia and Ukrainians also outlined its position on the issue of cooperation between the countries. More than half of citizens of the Russian Federation (54%) believes that " the relationship must be with open borders, without visas and customs ". Similar positions Among Ukrainians adheres to 46%. While 10% of citizens of Russia and 2% of Ukrainians believe that the country must unite in one state. The survey "Levada-center" was held on 22-25 may, Among 1,600 people in 46 regions of the country. The error does not exceed 3, 4%. Data sociologicheskogo studies conducted KIIS, not specified.