Ukrainian Identities in Transformation
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The authors explore data from the Ukrainian Society survey tracking changes on various identity traits like nationality, native language, family background or region of residence and observe how these relate to adherence to Ukrainian citizenship, national pride or to positioning on identity-related issues such as dual citizenship, official status of the Russian language and geopolitical orientations. Research questions addressed are (1) whether national identity has strengthened or weakened over time and (2) whether the conflict with Russia has polarized or not Ukrainian public opinion on identity-related issues. It was observed that despite existing significant differences between social groups based on nationality or native language, trends towards stronger adherence to Ukrainian identity and increasing support for developing relations with the EU are common to all.
KeywordsUkraine National identity Nationality Native language Ukrainian language Russian language National pride Ukrainian citizenship Dual citizenship Geopolitical orientations
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