On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, ending a troubled relationship that had existed since the country’s independence in 1991. Following the invasion, several global economies and leaders called for sanctions against Russia.

As the war progressed, four Ukrainian regions were annexed: Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia. In the months that followed, the captured Ukrainian society faced the most difficult trials, with no power, water, internet, or other necessities.

Shortly after, the army began to gain Western weaponry and ammunition support. By September, Ukraine had driven Russian forces back and reclaimed the cities of Izyum and Kupiansk, both of which were key hubs for Moscow’s forces. Ukrainian troops recaptured Kherson on November 14, 2022.

On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid a visit to the formerly Russian-occupied city of Kherson. Zelensky told a group of reporters in a video circulated on Telegram that he thought it necessary to visit the city.

Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson to gather more data on this subject.

An Overview of the Survey

  • 56.88% support Ukraine amid the Russia-Ukraine war
  • Nearly nine in ten (87.59%) is aware of the news of Kherson’s recapture by Ukraine
  • Television news is the main news source for most (23.08%) respondents

Ukraine’s Recapture of Kherson

Our first poll asked the respondents if they were aware of Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson. Results show that 87.59% of respondents said yes, whereas 12.41% said no.

The following survey results show how the respondents stay updated on the Ukraine-Russia war. 23.08% inform themselves of the war via TV news, 16.68% do so via internet news, 15.15% via social media, 14.63% via YouTube, and 8.65% via family and friends.

Figure 1: Most get their updates from TV news

Ukraine Is an Active Warzone: Travel Advisory

Right after Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky paid an announced visit. He stated:

“The military takes risks every day. Journalists take risks. I think it is necessary to be here and talk about Kherson residents to support people. To make them feel that we are not only talking about it, but we are really returning, really raising our flag.”

Many questioned the unannounced visit of Zelensky in an active warzone. Our poll results show that 48.83% said that it was too dangerous to visit, 21.01% stated that it was too early, and 24.61% said that it was the best way to encourage Ukrainian citizens.

Figure 2: Many say that it was too dangerous to visit Kherson

It may be unknown why the Russians retreated from Kherson. Poll results show that Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson means the beginning of an end to the war, say 57.71%. 25.71% say that Russian President Putin is planning on using nuclear weapons, and 9.68% say Ukraine will sign a peace agreement conceding some territories to Russia.

Lastly, the survey ended with the question of what country the respondents support. 56.88% for Ukraine, compared to 43.12% for Russia.

Figure 3: Alarmingly equal support for both countries

Nonetheless, Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson is a monumental victory and significantly pushed back its adversary. Russian President Putin is likely on the verge of the use of nuclear weapons.


Survey TitleSurvey on Ukraine’s Recapture of Kherson
DurationNovember, 18- November 25, 2022
Number of Participants20,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.