Survey: young people around the world sees Russia positively than the older generation
According to a study in 12 countries, respondents older than 50 years “are more negative views on Russia” than the youth aged 18 to 29 years.
WASHINGTON, August 16. /TASS/. Young people aged 18 to 29 years worldwide more favorable to Russia than the older generation. This is evidenced by published on Wednesday the results of a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
In many countries, older people to a much lesser extent than the young, are inclined to treat Russia favorably. And no country in the world, young people do not so much criticize Russia, as the older generation.
Experts say that in 12 countries, respondents aged 50 years and older “are more negative views on Russia” than the youth aged 18 to 29 years. Thus, in particular, 89% of young people in Vietnam, 54% in Australia, 57% in Brazil relate well to Moscow. The gap between this indicator and the indicator retaining a negative attitude to Russia of the older generation in Japan and Brazil is 37 percentage points, while in Australia 22.
According to the Pew Research Center, men are often more sympathetic to Russia than women. So, “in seven countries, the percentage of men who spoke warmly about Russia, 7-17 percentage points lower than the rate among women”. In France the gap is 17 percentage points, and in Germany it is 14.
In General, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on 26% of study participants treated with confidence. 31% of respondents around the world believe that Russia, like China, “poses a serious threat to their country.” While 35% of respondents spoke in similar vein against the United States.
The survey was conducted from 16 February to 8 may between 40 951 people in 37 countries on five continents.