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More than 20% of Ukrainians started using Ukrainian more often17.03.2023
During the year of full-scale war, 22% of Ukrainians have switched to using the Ukrainian language more often. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Rating Group.
The vast majority of respondents identify themselves as citizens of Ukraine (compared to 2021, the figure increased from 76% to 94%). Half identify themselves as Europeans (a double increase).
82% consider Ukrainian to be their native language, and 60% speak it at home, which is the highest figure since 2012.
There have been significant changes in the transition to Ukrainian in all regions except the West, where the majority of people already spoke only Ukrainian. It has grown especially noticeably in the South and East, despite the difficulties of switching to Ukrainian, as one third of the locals speak Russian as their native language.
The survey was conducted among the population of Ukraine aged 18 and older in all regions, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, as well as areas where Ukrainian mobile communications were not available at the time of the survey. The results are calculated using the latest data from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
As a reminder, 83% of Ukrainians say Ukrainian should be the only state language.
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