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Survey: Attitude towards Ukrainian refugees is deteriorating in Poland

Jun 18, 2024

More than two years after the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Polish citizens are less favorable towards Ukrainian refugees in all areas, except for the consent to accept Ukrainian children in Polish schools.

Source: a study by the University of Warsaw and the Academy of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw, Rzeczpospolita reports.

Details: According to the study, only 31% of respondents believe that Poland should definitely help Ukraine (in January 2023, 62% thought so), and 43% "rather help". The group of Poles who oppose assistance has increased to 19%.


72% of Polish respondents believe that, despite the war with Russia, Poland should primarily take care of its own interests (15% share the opposite opinion), mainly in terms of food exports.

In two years, the number of respondents who now believe that Poland should not provide additional support to Ukraine has doubled. Poles are most supportive of material aid, i.e. food and clothing, but the number of supporters has decreased from 79% to 62%.

Only 7% of Polish respondents are very positive about Poland's relations with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, while 18% are very negative.

Author - Olena Madiak, 18/06/2024

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