Where Ukrainians want to immigrate to?
According to the findings of the research, residents of Ukraine would like to move to:
- Germany (12%)
- Poland (11%)
- USA (10%)
- Canada (7%)
- Italy (5%)
Other countries that also attract people from Ukraine as a potential place of residence:
- Russia (4%)
- Great Britain (3%)
- Spain (3%)
- France (2%)
The researchers underline that there is no reason to worry about depopulation of Ukraine. The number of those who are almost ready to leave the country is only 2%.
The share of Ukrainians who are thinking about immigration is 28%. However, their aspirations will most likely remain unimplemented.
Research & Branding Group adds that Ukrainian authorities should be grateful to the EU for making the process of immigration difficult for its citizens. Strict rules help to prevent a further decline in the country’s population, which has been shrinking fast for the last several years. Only 2% of people in Ukraine are expected to leave the country and have real opportunities to do that, Finance.ua reports.
The study was conducted in the period from 7 to 15 July 2016 among the residents of Ukraine. The respondents were selected using quota sampling. The number of respondents exceeded 1700 people.
For comparison, a similar research in 2011 found that 22% of Ukrainians wanted to move to the USA. Germany used to be in the second position with 18%, Canada 15%, Italy 12%.