Ukraine split to west and east because of Santa Claus

Over the past year, the number of those who believe in St. Nicholas has grown in Ukraine. At the same time, the number of those who revere Santa Claus has not changed. This is evidenced by the data of the
Two-thirds of Ukrainians believe in St. Nicholas, and 31 percent in Father Frost. At the same time, the results of the poll show that Ukraine is split over the issue of faith in the fairy-tale characters of the New Year’s tradition.
Most of the respondents who confessed their faith in St. Nicholas live in the west of the country (73 percent). Most of all he is revered by residents of Ukrainian villages (68 percent).
The residents of eastern Ukraine believe in the existence of Santa Claus – 39 percent of such respondents turned out to be. They are predominantly urban (34 percent).
The survey was conducted throughout Ukraine, with the exception of the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. As part of the study, 2,500 residents aged 18 and over were interviewed. The error in the representativeness of the study is no more than 2 percent.