Some 68.9% of Ukrainians are ready to support the appeal of People’s Deputies to the President Petro Poroshenko, demanding the resignation of the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva, according to public opinion monitoring of the Social Monitoring center and the Ukrainian Institute of Social Research named after Yaremenko together with the Institute of Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
According to a study, 16.5% of respondents do not support the resignation of the NBU head, with 14.6% undecided.
Some 83% of respondents do not trust Gontareva and only 6% trust her.
Only 3.7% of respondents would entrust their savings personally to Gontareva as a banker, 89.7% would not entrust their savings to her.
The survey showed that 81% of Ukrainians did not trust the NBU, and only 12% trusted it. Some 96.4% of respondents indicated that their purchasing capacity had decreased due to the devaluation of the hryvnia, 91.6% – that there were difficulties with payment of utility services, 89.5% – that it led to the devaluation of wages, 82% of respondents experienced devaluation of their pensions and social payments, 80.7% felt devaluation of savings in hryvnias, 75.1% put away their vacations and 46.6% have become debtors.
Only 10.3% of respondents believe that the NBU sufficiently protects the rights and interests of its depositors, 77.8% do not think so. Some 8.2% believe that the NBU has made its input for unscrupulous owners of the banks so that they could escape the responsibility, 76.5% of respondents do not think so. 20.6% believe that the NBU is interested in a stable hryvnia exchange rate, 66.4% – do not think so.
These studies suggest that 77% of Ukrainians do not trust the local banks, and only 15.5% trust them.
Only 8.8% of respondents said they held their deposits in banks. Over the past two years, 4.1% of respondents personally lost their deposits in troubled banks, and 9.4% of respondents’ families lost their deposits. 67.7% say that they do not have savings for today.
The survey was conducted from October 20 to October 24, in all regions of Ukraine, except Crimea and temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The survey included 1,500 people. The margin error is within 1.5% to 2.6%. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)
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