Since February 24, 2022, we have been living in the vicinity of a war that has changed not only the lives of all Ukrainians, but also of those who are not directly involved in this conflict. More than a million Ukrainians have left their homeland and taken refuge in neighboring countries. The Republic of Moldova has the largest number of refugees per capita.
In order to understand the attitude of Moldovans towards the Russian-Ukrainian war, but also their opinion about the security of the Republic of Moldova, we decided to implement an ad-hoc study to find out the opinion of the people.
61% of respondents believe that Russia is waging a war with Ukraine. This chart shows how correctly Moldovans are informed, taking into account Russian propaganda, which prohibits the use of the term "war" and replaces it with the phrase "military operation".
Which of the following best describes your opinion? (one possible answer)
Whose side are you in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine? (one possible answer)
What is your opinion on how Russian President Vladimir Putin is handling the conflict between Russia and Ukraine? (one possible answer)
Most likely, how long do you think the battles between Russia and Ukraine will last? (one possible answer)
To what extent do you think the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is a danger to the Republic of Moldova's security? (one possible answer)
In this context, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu submitted Moldova's application for European Union membership. This important step for the country's European future is supported by 61% of respondents.
Do you support or not the integration of the Republic of Moldova in the European Union? (one possible answer)
Respondents were asked, without prompting, to list the three main sources of information about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. About every fourth person (25%) indicated that they are informed about the conflict from the Facebook newsfeed. Other top sources that were named were TV channels (16%), Moldova 1 (15%), ProTV (14%) and TV8 (14%).
Margin of error: ± 4.2%
Geography: National study (urban and rural localities on the right bank of the Nistru River)
Sample: Probability Proportional to Population Size (right bank).
Collection method: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI), mobile and landline.
Collection period: March 3-5, 2022