QHA - Shakhtar Donetsk is currently the most popular football club in Ukraine, according to a public opinion survey conducted by Research & Branding Group, reads a statement posted on the club's official website, informs Ukrinform. "More than half of residents of Ukraine (54 percent) believe that Shakhtar Donetsk is currently the most successful football club in the country (52 percent of Dynamo Kyiv fans and 93 percent of Shakhtar fans think so)," reads the statement. Thirteen percent of respondents believe that Dynamo Kyiv is the football club in Ukraine that attained the greatest success (including 34% of Dynamo fans) and 4% think that this is Metalist Kharkiv (including 12% of Metalist fans). According to 17% of Ukrainians, Shakhtar Donetsk leads the ranking of football clubs in Eastern Europe. It is followed by Zenit St. Petersburg (4%), Dynamo Kyiv (3%), and Spartak Moscow and Metalist Kharkiv, which scored 1% each. A public opinion survey regarding the football preferences of Ukrainians was conducted in May this year. The data was collected by personal interviews in 24 regions in Ukraine and Crimea. A total of 9,000 respondents aged over 16 were interviewed. The expected margin of error is 2%.

QHA