A new report released by the Pew Research Center explores the public opinion findings since the Russian conflict in Ukraine began nearly a year ago.
Amid the special military operation conducted in Ukrainian territory, international public opinion indicates that many loath the president of the Russian Federation as a result of the war.
Before the war in Ukraine, people in many countries already didn’t like Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin or Russia. But in the spring of 2022, not long after the invasion, a median of 90% of adults in 18 countries said they didn’t trust Russia’s president to make the right decisions about world affairs, while a median of only 9% did.
Putin’s popularity ratings hit all-time lows in every country that kept track of such things.
International opinions as part of Pew surveys also determined that NATO became more favorable in several countries after the conflict began in Ukraine.
“In Germany, for instance, 70% of adults expressed a favorable opinion of NATO in spring 2022, up from 59% the year before. In the United Kingdom, 74% of adults had a positive view of the alliance, up from 66% in 2021,” the Pew report reads.
Pew surveys also found that more U.S. adults now view Russia as an enemy after the country began a military conflict with Ukraine.
“There has also been a steep rise in the share of Americans with a very unfavorable view of Russia in recent years. Around seven-in-ten U.S. adults (69%) expressed a very unfavorable view of Russia in March 2022, up from 41% in 2020.”
You can read the full Pew report by clicking here.