VTSIOM: half of Russians support the policy of Russia in Syria

VTSIOM: half of Russians support the policy of Russia in Syria

39% of Russian citizens support the country’s policy in Syria, quotes the data of the opinion poll, “RIA Novosti”.

According to him, the situation in this country are interested in 88% of the respondents, of whom 39% are trying to obtain information on a regular basis.

“Significantly increased the number of those who believe that the situation in Syria has worsened markedly: whereas in February of this year so was thinking of only 17% in April, 43%, — stated in the materials of the survey.— Estimates that a quarter of Russians (26%), the situation is normal, 19% believe that it becomes neither better nor worse.”

In this case Moscow’s policy in the conflict, according to Polls, support the 39% of respondents. Compared to the last survey conducted in February, the number of people who chose this answer increased by 5%. Another 22% of survey participants replied that we must act more cautiously, and 17% — more actively and the number of supporters of this option for the month rose 3%. The number of those who believe that Russia is to opt out of participation decreased from 11% to 9%.

With regard to the assessment of Russia’s participation in the Syrian conflict, the results were divided almost equally. “Almost the same number of Russians give a positive (33%) and negative (30%) assess the consequences of our country’s participation in the events in Syria”, — said the head of the Department of research VTsIOM Stepan Lvov.

Among the negative note the threat of an attack on Russia, even start a third world war (9%), among the positive more likely to say that the situation in the region normalizes (11%) that Russia will strengthen its influence on the world stage (7%).Stepan Lubracation of the Department of research VTsIOM

According to Stepan Lvov, the interest of Russians to Syria because the situation in the country became one of the indirect levers of pressure on Russia from Western countries. So, after the alleged attack in Duma on 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump placed the blame on Russia and Iran supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response to the night of April 14 the US, UK and France fired on Syrian army targets more than 100 rockets. Russia consistently denies himataki and calls missile strikes on the Syrian objects of aggression against a sovereign state.

The VTsIOM poll was conducted through telephone interviews on 14 and 15 April, and was attended by 2 million people over the age of 18. According to the authors of the survey, the statistical error is not more than 2.2%.

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