The article presents the main results of the monitoring surveys (1992-2003) on inter-ethnic attitudes of Ukrainian population measured according to the social distance scale by Bogardus adapted by the article authoress in 1990 in Ukraine. The obtained data made it possible to reveal a number of phenomena and paradoxes of the mass inter-ethnic self-consciousness of population. New results confirmed the growing orientations (in the mass consciousness) to the more ethnic distance which promote development of the national and governmental isolation. The author paid a lot of attention to methodology (the social distance scale).
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