Russians assess ties with U.S. - poll

Russians assess ties with U.S. - poll

Most Russians (85%) view the current relations between Russia and the United States in a negative way, and more than half of those polled (52%) describe them as tense, according to a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

"The vast majority of Russians (85%) view the present relationship between Russia and the US negatively, the way they did a year ago (86% in 2018)," the pollster says.

It was noted that Russians mainly describe these relations as ‘tense’ (52%), ‘cool’ (20%) or ‘hostile’ (13%).

Most respondents believe that Russia needs to step up security cooperation with the United States (52%). Russians are also interested in closer cultural (47%), political (45%) and economic (42%) ties with the U.S. In addition, more than one-third of those polled (39%) are also in favor of cultivating ties in education.

The survey was conducted on October 8.

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