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The main quality that should be developed by the current and future populations in order to ensure the realization of these conditions is the tolerance to otherness, to other traditions, beliefs and ideas expanding our cultural horizon.

Events

May 23, 2012

Press conference “Regions of Ukraine in images and stereotypes of mass consciousness”

On May 22, UNIAN hosted the press conference “Regions of Ukraine in images and stereotypes of mass consciousness”, during which the results of the sociological research, carried out by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) to order of the Institute of Human Rights and Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia (IHRPEX), were presented. 

The director of the KIIS Volodymyr Paniotto, people’s deputy of Ukraine and the founder of the Institute of Human Rights and Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia (IHRPEX) Oleksandr Feldman, and the scientific director of the IHRPEX Sergii Lytvynov took part in the conference. 

“The biggest influence on the negative perception of the residents of another region is exerted by such social and demographic signs as region of residence, age, education and religion,” these are the conclusions on the basis of data of the carried out research presented by participants of the event. “Thus, mutual negative stereotypes are spread among the considerable part of residents of the West and the South-East of Ukraine. The following groups are the most predisposed to negative stereotyping: in the South--East – respondents over 50 without higher education; in the West – respondents at the age of 18-29 with uncompleted higher education (students of higher educational institutions), being Greek Catholics; in the Central region – persons without higher education over 50 and persons with uncompleted higher education at the age of 30-49”. 

“53.8% of respondents declared that politicians admitting discriminatory or slanderous statements about one of the regions of Ukraine, must be accountable for them”, the experts emphasized. 

The brief report about sociological poll: “Regions of Ukraine in images and stereotypes of mass consciousness”