Over one-fourth of Ukrainian refugees want to stay in Poland after war

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The results of a new study indicate that 27 percent of the refugees from war-torn Ukraine, who are currently in Poland, want to stay there once the war ends.

According to the survey conducted by ARC Rynek i Opinia, the percentage of refugees who want to stay in Poland after the war is highest among those people who have jobs (30 percent).

The results also show that 58 percent of the refugees plan to stay in Poland, if hostilities continue in Ukraine.

The authors of the poll indicated that the scale of damage to the refugees' places of residence may have had an influence on their declarations whether to return to their homeland after the war, as 71 percent of the pollees were from areas directly affected by the war. Most lived in medium-sized and large cities.

The study was carried out, on April 12-27, on a sample of 1,620 people aged 18 and above who arrived in Poland, from Ukraine, after February 24, 2022.