More than 90% of Ukrainians consider Holodomor genocide, according to survey

25 November 2022, 07:07 PM
Holodomor Victims Memorial in Kyiv (Photo:E. van M/Flickr)

Holodomor Victims Memorial in Kyiv (Photo:E. van M/Flickr)

As of November 2022, 93% of Ukrainians agree that the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group and published on Nov. 25.

As sociologists note, over the last ten years there has been a one-and-a-half times increase in the number of respondents who agree that the Holodomor of 1932-33 qualifies as genocide.

An absolute majority of residents of the western, central, and southeastern regions of the country recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 to have been an act of genocide. Also, no significant deviations in age distributions on this issue were recorded.

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The Rating sociological group conducted a survey on Nov. 20-21, 2022 among 1,000 respondents throughout Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas, as well as territories where there were no Ukrainian mobile communications available at the time of the survey.

Survey method: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing). Based on a random sample of mobile phone numbers. The error of representativeness of the study with a confidence probability of 0.95: slightly more than 3.1%.

On Nov. 24, the parliament of Romania and the United Transitional Cabinet of Belarus recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The upper house of the parliament of Ireland and the parliament of Moldova adopted the same decision.

The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament unanimously recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainians in April 2022.

Previously, this crime was recognized as genocide of the Ukrainian people by 16 countries of the world.

Every year, on the fourth Saturday of November in Ukraine, the memory of millions of Holodomor victims is commemorated. In the 20th century, Ukrainians experienced three such tragedies — in 1932-1933, 1921-1922, and 1946-1947.

Historians consider the Holodomor of 1932-1933 to be the worst in terms of the number of human victims. According to various sources, between seven and 10 million people died of hunger at that time.

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