VTSIOM: Russians reacted calmly to new sanctions from the United States

VTSIOM: Russians reacted calmly to new sanctions from the United States

Moreover, 20% of study participants talking about the need to take certain measures to cancel the entered Washington restrictions.

MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. Posts about new American sanctions against Russia, most Russians perceived quite calmly, but the attitude toward the United States deteriorated. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) published on Friday on the website of the organization.

“About a new round of anti-Russian sanctions initiated by the U.S. Congress, heard 68% of Russians, however, detailed information own only 16%. Certain fears in connection with their possible negative influence on our country experiencing 28% of respondents (among those who are familiar with information — 39%), the positive expectations expressed by 9%, nearly half (48%) do not expect any changes”, — stated in the materials of the survey.

Assess the impact of sanctions on the country as a whole in July, compared to March, virtually no change: 35% say the positive effect and 26% believe that the sanctions have exacerbated the situation in the country. More than a quarter of respondents (29%) believe that the sanctions policy has not had a major impact on society. The number of citizens who have felt on themselves or loved ones the negative impact of sanctions, grew by 1%, but 79% do not feel the consequences.

To impose retaliatory sanctions offer 19%, hard to answer — 4%, a third of Russians (29%) offer non responsive.

The Russian authorities should not take action in the fight for the lifting of sanctions, continues to believe that 72% of respondents. Meanwhile, 20% of respondents speak about the need to take action for cancellation imposed by the West limits (because of their economic consequences are too severe).

The sympathies of the Russians to the American President sharply decreased, from 27% to 18%, at the same time, increased the negative: from 22% to 28%. Mostly, though, a neutral attitude (43%).