Sociologists found out what Russians think about foreign policy
MOSCOW, 13 APR — RIA Novosti. Most Russians believe that Russia’s policy in recent times reduces the risk of a major war with the NATO countries, according to data from the survey of Fund “Public opinion”.
About half of respondents (53%) believe that the policy of the Russian Federation in recent years reduces the risk of a major war with the NATO countries, 15% of respondents said that the current policy increases the risk of a military clash, 32% could not answer the question.
According to the study, among those who believe that Russia’s policy reduces the risk of war with NATO countries, 17% believe that Russia is pursuing a policy of peace, seeking to resolve all issues diplomatically, 9% said Russia demonstrates military power, strengthening its defenses, 8% of respondents emphasized that the credibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his actions to reduce the risk of war.
Also 47% of Russians believe that the real threat of a major war between Russia and NATO exists, the opposite opinion is shared by 39%, undecided 14%.
In addition, 38% of respondents believe that the probability of a major war between Russia and NATO countries is now higher than it was in the 70-ies of the last century, during the reign of Leonid Brezhnev, 17% believe that this probability is lower, 12% said that it remains on the same level, 34% were undecided.
In the survey, which took place from 7 to 8 April, was attended by 1,500 respondents of the 104 settlements of the 53 subjects of the Russian Federation. The statistical error does not exceed 3.6%. The survey method of interview at the place of residence of the Respondent.