Should we still help the Ukrainians? Poles responded to the survey

60 percent of respondents are against further financial support for refugees from Ukraine living in Poland, according to a survey by the Pollster Research Institute.

“Should we still help Ukrainian citizens living in Poland, for example by giving them 500 plus and other benefits?” – this question was asked to respondents on behalf of “Super Express”.

The paper notes that “after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, most of us wanted to help war refugees, but this enthusiasm is now waning.” 36% of respondents ‘absolutely do not’ want to help Ukrainians financially. asked, while “preferably not” – 24 percent.

A total of 26% have the opposite opinion. respondents, of which only 8 percent answered “definitely yes,” and 18 percent – ​​“probably yes.” The answer ‘I don’t know’ was given by 14 percent. subjects.

The survey was conducted on September 21 and 22, 2023 among a group of 1,015 adult Poles.

Prof. Kik: We feel sorry for the Ukrainians, but we have our own interests

Prof. Commenting on the survey results, Kazimierz Kik, a political scientist from Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, said: “Poles are helping Ukrainians, but they are increasingly in favor of helping in a way that does not harm themselves.” – We have a lot of sympathy for refugees, but it turns out that we cannot ignore our own interests – he said.

According to him, the change in Poland’s attitude was influenced by the statements of representatives of the Polish government about the import of Ukrainian grain. – Moreover, throughout Europe we have a growing aversion to incoming immigrants – notes Prof. Kik in an interview with “SE”.

The government wants to ask Poles questions about migrants and the EU’s plans for their relocation in the referendum, which will be held together with the parliamentary elections on October 15. Poland will elect 460 parliamentarians and 100 senators for four-year terms. All political groups argue that this will be the most important election in Poland since 1989.

Source: Do Rzeczy