7% of Ukrainians still believe that Russian literature should be studied in schools. Poll

7% of Ukrainians still believe that Russian literature should be studied in schools.  Poll

In Ukraine, about 7% of people still believe that it is necessary to continue to study the works of Russian authors in schools. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the “Democratic Initiatives” Foundation named after Ilko Kucheriv. On the other hand, more than a third of surveyed Ukrainians (38%) believe that Russian authors should not be studied in Ukrainian schools at all. This opinion is most widespread in the west of the country, and the least supporters of the complete rejection of Russian “content” in Russian school programs are in the south. Read also: The concept of “racism” and how to act during shelling: in Ukraine, the school curriculum was updated in connection with the war Photo: lireshetnik09 “There is a clear tendency in public opinion to reduce the importance and role of Russian authors in educational programs,” say sociologists . Other respondents, in one way or another, are in favor of reducing the number of Russians in textbooks. However, about 28% of respondents do not want to give up works that are considered “world classics”. Infographic: Democratic Initiatives Foundation named after Ilko Kucheriv “The younger the respondents, the more often they would not like to see Russians in the school curriculum. Among the youngest age group, 46%, but the “Russophobia” of the oldest generation is somewhat less – about 33%.” – say sociologists. We will remind you that in the summer, the Ministry of Education and Culture announced that the works of Gogol, Bulgakov, and Ilf and Petrov would remain in the school curriculum. Sociologists also found out how many Ukrainians are against studying Russian in schools. The survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Foundation “Democratic Initiatives” together with the sociological service of the Razumkov Center with the support of the MATRA program from December 13 to 21, 2022. 2018 respondents over the age of 18 took part in it. The theoretical sampling error does not exceed 2.3%. At the same time, additional systematic deviations of the sample may be caused by the consequences of Russian aggression, in particular, the forced evacuation of millions of citizens. Read also: Where in Ukraine schoolchildren still study Russian language and literature: list of regions

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