OREANDA-NEWS. 55.5 percent of Ukrainians have reported a deterioration in their financial situation in the past two years since President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in power. This is evidenced by data from a survey conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).

Only 10.7 percent of the respondents say about the improvement in well-being. At the same time, 32.9 percent of respondents believe that nothing has changed.

When asked what was the main cause of the economic crisis in the country, 42.1 percent of survey participants indicated a high level of corruption. The incompetence of the authorities in economic matters was cited by 31.2 percent of Ukrainians. The coronavirus pandemic in this context was mentioned by only 12.1 percent of people, and military actions in Donbass - 8.5 percent of citizens.

At the same time, according to 44.9 percent of people, the current government is no different from the previous one. Zelensky's rule is negatively assessed by 29.9 percent of respondents, and 22 percent of respondents believe that he is better than the former president of the country, Petro Poroshenko.

Earlier, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported that lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country's economy harder than originally expected. The disaggregated data showed that consumer spending and investment declined. Transport and hotel business in the country were particularly affected.