JRL RUSSIAWATCH: “Russian pollster reports sharp rise in positive views of U.S.” – LevadaRu

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“The number of Russians liking the U.S. has doubled over the past two months, a poll by the independent public research organisation Levada Centre suggests. Forty-two per cent of those polled in the firm’s July survey said they had a ‘positive’ attitude towards the U.S., as opposed to 20 per cent of those asked about the same issue in May.  The poll also said the percentage of respondents with a negative attitude towards the U.S. had dropped from 69 per cent to 40 per cent over the same period.  This means that for the first time in several years more, Russians view the US positively than negatively ….”

In addition, those declaring a positive view of the EU rose from 27-28 per cent in May to 42 per cent in July.

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