Six largest sociological companies have stated that they are not negotiating with the Servant of the People party to conduct on October 25 an all-Ukrainian poll, announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky. This is reported by Ukrainian News.
As of the evening of October 21, the Rating sociological group assured the agency that the authorities had not made such a request to it.
"The Servant of the People party did not appeal to the Rating sociological group regarding the conclusion of an agreement on the conduction of an all-Ukrainian poll "5 questions from the President of Ukraine", announced by Volodymyr Zelensky for October 25", - the company said in a response to the request of Ukrainian News.
On Thursday, the rest of the companies to which the agency appealed also stated that such negotiations were not being held with them. "No, they have not discussed this with us. I do not even know who can carry it out", - director general of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) Volodymyr Paniotto said.
He also added that according to his information, no attempt was made to involve the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences in the poll.
"We have not been contacted. We ourselves are interested in who they are negotiating with. We do not know those to whom they would really turn", - deputy director of the sociological service of the Razumkov Center Mykhailo Mischenko said.
The Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Social Monitoring Center also replied that no one had contacted them on this issue and no negotiations were being held in this regard.
"There were no negotiations with us. We were not contacted regarding participation in this poll", - director of the SOCIS Center for Social and Marketing Research Oleksandr Chashkovskyi answered as well.
Rating and the KIIS conducted polls on Zelensky's initiative last week.
The KIIS conducted a poll on its own initiative, Rating did not indicate information about the customer in the poll. Rating will also hold an exit poll at the local elections on October 25.
AS previously reported, the Office of the President confirmed that the poll would have no legal consequences, but did not explain who exactly will conduct it and calculate the results, at whose expense it will be done and what the sample will be. People in Servant of the People stated that the poll would be financed by the party itself.