STUDY: One in two Romanians says they got involved in

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About 52% of Romanians say they have been involved in supporting and helping Ukrainian refugees, and 61% say they intend to get involved, according to a study by Reveal Marketing Research.

According to the research, quoted by AGERPRES, eight out of ten respondents state that they have carried out charitable actions in the last year, in particular young people and people with medium and high income.

According to the study, food (72%), accommodation services (70%) and health care (55%) are the categories of assistance considered to be the most important for refugees in Ukraine. To a greater extent, people over the age of 55 consider these types of assistance to be important.

Young people between the ages of 18 and 24 consider to a significantly greater extent that refugees need translation services (35%), compared to the total sample (18%).

In addition, only 13% of respondents believe that Ukrainian refugees need financial assistance, to a greater extent people between the ages of 25 and 34.

At the same time, 6 out of 10 Romanians say they would offer their housing for refugee accommodation if they had the necessary space, and 57% say they would be willing to give their time voluntarily to help the situation of refugees in Ukraine.

The Reveal Marketing Research study also aimed to assess the level of optimism and security regarding the future of Romania, but also of Ukraine, in the current context. Thus, almost half of the respondents (45%) are pessimistic about Romania’s future and security.

The level of optimism stands at 21%, with a higher level among men (25% vs 16% women) and among people between 25 and 34 years old (25%).

Regarding the situation in Ukraine, more than half of the respondents (55%) are pessimistic about the future and security of Ukraine, especially those over 55 (63%). Only 13% are optimistic about Ukraine’s future and security, especially young people between the ages of 25 and 34 (18%).

The Reveal Marketing Research study was conducted online from March 7 to 10, 2022, on a representative sample for the universe of people aged 18+, from urban and rural areas. The sample size was 1,004 respondents, and the maximum sampling error is +/- 3.1% at a 95% confidence level.