More than 70% of Russians support war against Ukraine, according to survey

29 April, 06:05 PM
After invading Russian troops fled Bucha, the world saw the atrocities of the Russian military; many of the killed civilians had their hands tied (Photo:Zohra Bensemra/File Photo/Reuters)

After invading Russian troops fled Bucha, the world saw the atrocities of the Russian military; many of the killed civilians had their hands tied (Photo:Zohra Bensemra/File Photo/Reuters)

As of the end of April 2022, 74% of Russians said they supported the Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to a sociological survey conducted by the Levada Center on April 21-27.

After two months of war against Ukraine, 74% of Russians support Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the actions of Russia’s occupation forces.

Only 19% of respondents said they did not support the actions of Russia.

At the same time, 39% of representatives of the aggressor country said they were not following events in Russia’s war on Ukraine.

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Mostly Russians responded that they were “worried” about the war in Ukraine. This was stated by 82% of respondents. At the same time, 6% of Russians said they were afraid of the “Nazis”, 5% were worried that the war could spread to the territory of Russia, 4% said that they were concerned about sanctions.

At the same time, 68% of Russians believe that the war against Ukraine is going well and everything is going “as planned” (27%).

In addition, 73% of Russians are confident of victory, and 57% of respondents blame NATO and the United States for the murders of civilians and destruction of Ukrainian cities.

The Levada Center survey was conducted on Apr. 21-27 among 1,616 Russians aged 18.

The study was conducted through personal interviews at the respondent's home.

The margin of error does not exceed: 3.4% for indicators close to 50%, 2.9% for indicators close to 25% / 75%, 2.0% for indicators close to 10% / 90%, and 1.5% for indicators close to 5% / 95%.

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