Ukraine Wartime National Surveys

Ordinary Ukrainian Civilian Resistance in Their Own Words

We surveyed Ordinary Ukrainians over the period of May 19-24, 2022 (as part of the KIIS OMNIBUS). We asked them“Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 have you participated in any of the following actions and if so, which one/s [choose all that apply]?” there were options to choose from (Armed resistance in the military 2.2%, Volunteer in the Territorial Self Defence 5.8% , Civil resistance actions, such as demonstrations, protests, marches, boycotts, strikes, civil disobedience 2.7%, Volunteering in the community 31.6%, Donating funds 60%[1]). There was an “OTHER” option – here is what Ordinary Ukrainians told us how they are helping the war effort. These are the acts of resistance in their own words.

Cite as: Onuch, O., Doyle, D., Ersanilli, E., Sasse, G., Toma, S., & Van Stekelenburg, J. (2022). MOBILISE 2022: Ukrainian Nationally Representative Survey (KIIS OMNIBUS). (N=2009). May 19-24, 2022. (Short cite as: Onuch et. al. MOBILISE 2022).

  • Assistance in evacuation of people
  • Assistance in public defense
  • Assistance to IDPs
  • Assistance to territorial defense with stuff
  • Assistance to the Armed Forces
  • Assistance to the military in repairing equipment
  • Assistance with food and medicine
  • At work, I worked for the defense of the city, welded structures
  • Baking
  • Blood donor
  • Bought things, sleeping bags
  • Brought food to relatives and neighbors
  • Built barricades
  • Collected the necessary things
  • Collection of aid
  • Community service
  • Cooked
  • Cooked food for the military
  • Cooking for the military
  • DDOS attacks on Russian sites
  • Demolished sites of the Russian Federation
  • Donated blood
  • Donated items to humanitarian aid
  • Donation of a personal car for the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Donation of food
  • Donation of funds
  • Donation of personal items
  • Donation of products
  • Dug trenches
  • Employee of the national police
  • Feed the soldiers, let the refugees in
  • Food assistance
  • Food, clothing
  • Gave chickens for stew to the military
  • Gave food, canned vegetables, wove nets for military equipment
  • Head of the NGO – assistance to the Territorial Community
  • Help for the families of the dead
  • Helped people, cooked food, distributed
  • Helped the army with products
  • Helped the elderly in land cultivation
  • Helped to prepare lunches, wove nets, poured sand into bags
  • Helped while we were in the basement
  • Helped with the arrangement of animals
  • Helps with products (milk, goatlings)
  • Hosted IDPs
  • Housing for migrants
  • Humanitarian aid
  • IDPs live with me
  • In ATB {supermarket} products for the army
  • Information counteraction
  • Informed the security services about the movement of Russian troops
  • IT Troops
  • Made {built} checkpoints
  • Made medicines, ointments for the military
  • Made Molotov cocktails
  • Medical worker, provided assistance
  • Military doctor
  • Morally supported
  • Our company helped the army, buying special equipment for the army
  • Police
  • Police officer
  • Posted texts in the Telegram, on websites, sent viruses to the Russians
  • Pro-Ukrainian agitation
  • Products for territorial defense
  • Provided assistance as a doctor
  • Provided humanitarian aid
  • Providing housing to displaced persons
  • Restored energy in Makarov
  • Sheltered 17 people
  • Sheltered people
  • Transmitted information about the movement
  • We turn on the siren, assistance with notification
  • Weaving nets, searching for equipment for the military
  • Weaving of camouflage nets
  • Wove camouflage nets and gave food
  • Wove nets at school

[1] All figures weighted to the population. Data collected by KIIS as part of their May OMNIBUS using CATI Mode, Margin of error no greater than 2.4% 

14.29% of the respondents moved from their original oblast of residents.

The gender and age structure was defined according to the State Statistics Service on January 1, 2021. 

To bring the sample structure in line with the structure of the population of Ukraine as a whole, special statistical weights were computed. Special thanks goes to our partners at KIIS Natalia Kharchenko, Eugene Ilenko and Volodymyr Panitto.

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