American and Russian Public Opinion: Where We Are and How We Got Here

Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Lily Wojtowicz, Research Associate; Denis Volkov, Head of Applied Research, Levada Center; Stepan Goncharov, Senior Research Fellow, Levada Center. Moderated by Jeffrey Mankoff.

American and Russian Public Opinion

At a time of unprecedented tension in US-Russia relations, understanding why the two countries pursue conflicting foreign policies requires not just a close reading of their political institutions and security environments, but of how the two publics perceive each other and the world. Is Russia more or less respected than it was five years ago? Should the US cooperate with or contain Russia? Are sanctions against Russia working? Do Americans want arms control? Is Russia a threat to US national security? Is America the biggest threat posed to Russia?

Please join us for a presentation of the findings from a new bi-national study of American and Russian public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center. Researchers from the Council and Levada will discuss and provide context for public perceptions of Russia’s return to prominence on the world stage, interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, the crisis in Ukraine, and the possibility of a new arms race.

This program will be livestreamed on April 8 at 1:00 p.m. CT. Check back on this page to tune in!

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