Poll: Russians began to feel better about the US and EU

Russians’ attitudes toward the United States is gradually getting better, although more than half of the country’s citizens still perceive America negatively. Such data research “Levada Center” on Wednesday, Interfax news agency resulted.

According to a survey, 70 percent of Russians negatively perceive the United States, and only 19 percent of respondents expressed their positive attitude towards this country. However, the figure was slightly higher than in January this year when the United States spoke positively about only 13 percent of Russians.

Also, according to “Levada Center”, to improve the relations of Russian citizens to the EU. If at the beginning of the year spoke positively about Europe 20 percent of Russians, then, according to the latest survey, now there was 26 per cent. Negatively to the EU include 62 per cent of respondents, compared with the figure of 71 per cent in January this year.

In addition, more than half of Russians (60 percent) expressed a negative attitude towards Ukraine. Positively this country perceive 28 percent of respondents. But in China, the overwhelming majority of Russians (75 percent) are good.

As described in “Levada Center”, the study was conducted from 17 to 20 July. The survey polled 1,600 people in 134 settlements of 46 regions of Russia.

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