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It is established that one of the most methodologically difficult is the problem of assessing the role of the state as a leader in the field of demographic development. Such assessment should be comprehensive, taking into account not only the achievement of the set goal, but also the wide variety of consequences for the family, region, country. Based on practical experience, the assessment of the role of the state as a leader in the field of demographic development was made on the basis of a sociological survey. The surveys were conducted in Kyiv (Ukraine) during 2015-2017. The survey was conducted among students of the Academy of Municipal Administration and their families, as well as students of the master's program in the specialty "Civil Service". The sociological survey covered a fairly wide range of socio-economic, demographic, sociological and socio-psychological problems concerning various aspects of state regulation of demographic development. The sample size was 670 people. The survey aimed to identify the importance of the family in the system of life values of modern man, to study the motivations for the birth of children, factors of matrimonial behavior of the population.
The evaluation showed poor results. Almost two-thirds of respondents consider state regulation insufficiently effective (30.0%) or practically imperceptible for their own family (26.3%). Regulatory measures are being implemented, but are perceptible only for certain types of families, 16.0% believe and completely deny the availability of any family assistance to 15.5% of the respondents. The survey made it possible to summarize the respondents' position on assessing the role of the state as a leader in the field of demographic development in Ukraine, with identifying priority areas for its strengthening, namely: solving housing problems, raising wages, introducing monthly financial assistance for child care according to the living wage .