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Tracking Sentiment on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 | By Jon Reid and 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 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, 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. (Note: The next update to this page is scheduled for Feb. 6.)

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

Approval of Biden’s Handling of Ukraine War Ticks Up: Almost half of U.S. voters (47%) approve of President Joe Biden’s handling of foreign policy in Ukraine and Eastern Europe — the highest percentage since mid-September. Backing for Biden is tied with that of the United Nations and 6 percentage points higher than the European Union, though NATO has the highest marks with 52% approval among U.S. voters. 

Few Voters Say United States Isn’t Doing Enough to Help Ukraine: Just 19% of U.S. voters say the United States isn’t doing enough to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, down from a high of 37% in early March. Republicans are twice as likely to say the Biden administration is doing “too much” (35%) than “not enough” (16%) to halt the invasion, while 51% of Democrats believe it’s doing “the right amount.” 

Support for Russia Sanctions Persists: More than 2 in 5 U.S. voters (45%) say their government should impose sanctions on Russian energy exports  — even at the risk of a rise in the price of goods in America — up from a record-low 39% recorded in November. More than half of Democrats (51%) support such sanctions, while 47% of independents and 37% of Republicans 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

Share of the following who support 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.

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 to 6 percentage points.

About a Third of Americans Say Companies Should Permanently Cut Ties 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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