Fifty-six percent of Ukrainians are ready to join the territorial defense units.
This is evidenced by the results of the poll "Are Ukrainians ready for big war", conducted by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future together with the New Image Marketing Group, Ukrinform reports.
According to the poll, 56% of Ukrainians are ready to join the territorial defense if such units are created in their communities.
At the same time, 33% of respondents believe that the threat of a Russian attack on Ukraine is real. Another 37% believe that the build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine's borders is an element of Russia's bargaining strategy to force NATO to give Moscow "security guarantees", including NATO non-enlargement pledge and rejection of Ukraine's NATO membership.
Another 14% of respondents believe that there is no threat of a full-scale invasion: either there is fear-mongering in the media, or Russia's saber-rattling.
The poll was conducted by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future together with the New Image Marketing Group from January 21 to January 23, 2022. A total of 1,200 respondents were interviewed. The sample represents the adult population of Ukraine, the Internet users aged 18 and older. The sampling error does not exceed 2.89%.