The “love” indicator has dwindled over the past years. In 1994, 60% of Ukrainian gave positive answers. In Central Ukraine the percentage fell from 60% in 1994 to 30% in 2010 and from 70% to 60% in 2010 in Southern Ukraine. In Eastern Ukraine the corresponding statistics stand at 75% in 1994 down to 64% in 2010.
Meanwhile, 6-7% of Western Ukrainians would banish Russians from Ukraine, with 7-8% in Central Ukraine (0% in 1994), and 0% in Southern and Eastern Ukraine.
According to pollsters, the level of xenophobia regarding Jews and Roma is rather high. While in 1992-1994 a third of Ukrainians were ready to accept Jews in their families or have a Jewish friend, in 2002 this indicator dropped 3 times, remaining stable ever since.
The level of tolerance toward Roma has never been high in Ukraine, standing at about 11% in early 90s. The indicator then stabilized at 2% ever since.