81 Percent of Ukrainians Oppose Land Market Sales to Foreigners
Some 74 percent of respondents believe that the decision to introduce the sale of agricultural land in Ukraine should be taken at a nationwide referendum
Some 81 percent of Ukrainians oppose the sale of agricultural land to foreigners, whereas only 13 percent support the idea, according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group.
According to the group’s leader, Oleksiy Antypovych, in general, the introduction of the agricultural land market is supported only by 19 percent of respondents, 73 percent of respondents are against this initiative, and 8 percent were undecided.
Even among younger and wealthier respondents, owners of a land plot who cultivate it independently, the number of those opposing the introduction of the land market exceeds 60%.
Some 74 percent of respondents believe that the decision to introduce the sale of agricultural land in Ukraine should be taken at a nationwide referendum.
Some 58 percent of respondents said that farmland should be state-owned, like in Canada or Israel. Some 22 percent are not against the introduction of such a land market model as in Italy where arable land can be sold or bought.
A total of 2,000 respondents older than 18 years were interviewed. The poll’s margin of error does not exceed 2.2 percent. The study was conducted from Sep. 28 to Oct. 1.