Russia-Ukraine Crisis Tracker Russia-Ukraine Crisis Tracker
Updated: Sept. 26, 2022 | By Cameron Easley

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine instigated a humanitarian crisis and rekindled the embers of the Cold War era, provoking a unified response from the West as well as most of the free world. The mostly financial nature of that response threatens to wreak havoc on the American and global economies, and the specter of potential escalation into a broader military conflict is casting a pall over the international order. Morning Consult is tracking how views of the ongoing conflict among Americans and adults around the world are shifting in the wake of Russia’s invasion, and you can find fresh data here each week.

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Key Takeaways

Alarm Over Invasion Ticks Up: As the situation in Ukraine escalates with sham referendums and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats, the share of U.S. voters who are at least “somewhat concerned” about the conflict has increased over the past two weeks, from 77% to 83% — the highest recorded since mid-July. Independents and Republicans (21% each) are almost twice as likely as Democrats (12%) to say they’re not concerned about Russia’s invasion.

But Americans Are Divided Over America’s Obligation to Ukraine: While 41% of U.S. voters say their government has a responsibility to protect and defend Ukraine from Russia, 39% say it doesn’t. There’s a partisan divide on the question, with 52% of Democrats seeing such an obligation to Ukraine, compared with 33% of Republicans.

Few Americans Say U.S. Isn’t Doing Enough for Ukraine: Just 22% of U.S. voters say their country isn’t doing enough to halt Russia’s invasion, down from a 37% high set in early March at the outset of the war. At 52%, Democrats are most likely to say the Biden administration is doing “the right amount” to stop the invasion, compared with 38% of independents and 37% of Republicans who agree.

Less Than Half of Americans Support Oil Sanctions if They Cause Pain at the Pump

Share of the following who say “my government should impose sanctions on exports of Russian oil and natural gas even if it causes the price of goods to rise in my country”:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Less Than Half of Americans Generally Support Sanctions That Cause Inflation

Share of the following who say “my government should impose sanctions on Russia even if it causes the price of goods to rise in my country”:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Less Than Half of U.S. Voters See Defense and Protection of Ukraine as America’s Responsibility

Share of the following who say “my country’s government has a responsibility to protect and defend Ukraine from Russia”:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

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Most Americans Support Resettling Ukrainians

U.S. voters were asked if they support or oppose helping Ukrainian citizens relocate in the United States

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Most Americans Remain Concerned About Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Share of the following who are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Few Americans Say the U.S. Isn’t Doing Enough to Halt Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Share of each of the following who say the United States is not doing enough to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Few Americans Support Further Deployment of U.S. Troops to Eastern Europe, but More Back a Coalitional Response

Share of U.S. voters who say each of the following “should send additional troops to Eastern Europe to help contain Russia, even if there may be some casualties”:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Americans’ Views on the Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

Share of U.S. voters who “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of how each of the following is handling foreign policy in Ukraine and Eastern Europe:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,000 registered U.S. voters each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Damaged Its Global Reputation

Share of respondents in each country with a favorable view of Russia minus the share with an unfavorable view of Russia

Each data point reflects a 7-day moving average of a representative sample of at least 311 adults in each country, with unweighted margins of error of +/-1-6 percentage points.

About a Third of Americans Say Companies Should Permanently Cut Business Relationships in Russia

Share of each of the following who say companies should “permanently cut their business ties in Russia in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”:

Surveys conducted among a representative sample of roughly 2,200 U.S. adults each, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

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