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Despite Political Tension, Americans and Russians See Cooperation as Essential

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center survey shows few Russians or Americans expect great changes to US-Russia ties now or in the next 10 years, although both publics see the merits of collaboration.

Biden and Putin shake hands
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Russians See Greater Reward than Risk in Closer Relations with China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As Russia and China grow closer through economic ties, a joint Chicago Council on Global Affairs-Levada Analytical Center survey finds that the Russian public sees little downside to the growing bilateral relationship.

Russia flag
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Public Opinion

In Russia, Navalny Inspires Respect for Some, Indifference for Most

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Surveys from the Chicago Council and the Levada Analytical Center show that Russians are generally indifferent to Navalny's actions, and more suspect that he staged his own poisoning or it was a "provocation from the West" than believe the Russian government targeted him.

a painting of Alexei Navalny on a wall
REUTERS
Public Opinion

SolarWinds Hack: Americans Prefer Sanctions over Retaliatory Cyberattack against Russia

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Dina Smeltz and Brendan Helm analyze new public opinion data showing there is partisan agreement on how best to respond to the recent Russian hack.

Computer hardware
Michael Dziedzic
Public Opinion

US Experts Consider China a Shifting and India a Stable Friend to Russia

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Arik Burakovsky, Dina Smeltz, and Brendan Helm analyze a survey of American experts on Russia about opinions on the country's relations with China and India.

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping shaking hands on July 26, 2018.
The Kremlin
Defense and Security

US Experts Anticipate Future Decline for Russia Among the Great Powers

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Arik Burakovsky, Dina Smeltz, and Brendan Helm find that while experts anticipate changes in the global balance of power in the next 20 years, with China overtaking the United States, they do not expect Russia to come out stronger.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit
Kremlin
Public Opinion

Americans and Russians Are Mostly Disinterested and Disengaged with Each Other

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Recent surveys conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center reveal that large majorities of both Russians and Americans now view their countries as rivals.

American and Russian flags.
Eurasian Women's Forum
Public Opinion

Russians Want Crimea; Prefer Luhansk and Donetsk Independent

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Findings from this Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey show that Russians believe eastern areas of Ukraine should be independent states.

Russian flag.
Dmitry Dzhus
Public Opinion

Both Russian and American Publics Sense a Transatlantic Rift

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Findings from a new US-Russia binational survey, conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center, reveal that publics in both countries have noticed cracks in the US-EU relationship.

Eurasian Women's Forum
Public Opinion

Russians Say Their Country Is A Rising Military Power; And a Growing Percentage of Americans View Russia as a Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Surveys of Russian and American public opinion by the Levada Center and Chicago Council on Global Affairs indicate the United States and Russia are more rivals than partners.

People wave the Russian flag.
Public Opinion