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Trend: Americans' Opinions of Russia

Trend: Americans' Opinions of Russia

Next, I am going to read you a list of possible threats to the vital interests of the United States in the next 10 years. For each one, please tell me if you see this as a critical threat, an important but not critical threat, or not an important threat at all. [RANDOM ORDER] The military power of Russia

How closely are you following the news about Russia's involvement in the situation in Ukraine?

Do you favor or oppose the U.S. sending military weapons and equipment to Ukraine government to use in fighting pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine?

Trend: Please say whether you consider Russia an ally of the United States, friendly, but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States

Do you think the United States and Russia are heading back toward a Cold War, or not?

How worried are you that the current situation in Ukraine will develop into a larger regional conflict that could lead to the U.S. military getting involved? Would you say you are very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried about that?

How closely have you followed the news about negotiations between the U.S., Russia, and other countries to develop a diplomatic proposal to end the use of chemical weapons in Syria?

Based on what you know or have read, do you approve or disapprove of the plan proposed by Russia to work with the U.S. and other countries to dismantle and remove all chemical weapons in Syria?

Do you think Russian President Putin's involvement in resolving the problem of chemical weapons in Syria is more helpful to U.S. interests or more harmful to U.S. interests?

How much have you heard or read about Russia’s involvement in the matter of Edward Snowden, the former U.S. defense contractor who revealed details about the U.S. government’s telephone and internet surveillance program and is seeking political asylum in another country -- a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or nothing at all?

Based on what you know or have read, do you approve or disapprove of the way Russia has handled Edward Snowden's asylum?

How much have you heard or read about Russia's policies toward gays and lesbians?

Based on what you know or have read, do you approve or disapprove of Russia’s policies toward gays and lesbians?

Next, how important do you think what happens in each of the following countries is to the United States today -- would you say it is vitally important, important but not vital, not too important, or not at all important? First, how about what happens in … [RANDOM ORDER]?

Russia

Vitally
important

Important,
not vital

Not too
important

Not at all
important

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

%

2011 Feb 2-5

36

46

13

3

2

2007 Feb 1-4

40

40

14

4

3

2000 May 18-21

46

40

8

3

3

Next, as you may know, the United States and Russia have agreed to sign a treaty that would substantially reduce the number of nuclear weapons in each of these countries. How closely have you been following the news about this agreement -- very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?

Very
closely

Somewhat
closely

Not too
closely


Not at all

No
opinion

2002 May 20-22

9%

35

35

21

*

Do you approve or disapprove of the agreement between the United States and Russia to substantially reduce the number of nuclear weapons in each of these countries?

Approve

Disapprove

No opinion

2002 May 20-22

82%

11

7

If the U.S. and Russia sign the treaty, would you consider this to be a major accomplishment, a minor accomplishment, or not an accomplishment at all?

Major
accomplishment

Minor
accomplishment

Not an
accomplishment
at all

No
opinion

2002 May 20-22

52%

36

9

3

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