Russians see a threat from the States
Almost 60% of Russians see a threat from the United States, while almost every second citizen of the Russian Federation perceives America as a kind of deterrent barrier for the development of Russia, follows from the Levada Center poll published on the Izvestia website
According to data obtained in the course of the survey, 59% of respondents believe that Russia has reason to fear the United States, but only 19% said this with confidence. 32%, i.e. every third respondent believes that the States do not pose any threat to our country, however, only 6% are firmly convinced of this.
Respondents consider the main threat from the United States to the obstruction of the development of Russia - 48%. 36% of respondents assume that Washington wants to impose alien ideas and values on us. 40% say that the States want to establish control over the Russian economy. 31% see the possibility of the occupation of the country by the Americans.
This view is consonant with the position that Russia should follow its own special path, which is followed by both the first persons of the state and the public.And any attempt by the West to say something against is perceived as a desire to weaken Russia, to contain its influence in the world. - the newspaper "Izvestia"
According to the survey, 33% of Russian citizens believe that in the event of war Russia will emerge victorious, while 5% admit the victory of the United States. However, the majority of Russian citizens (52%) are confident that there can be no winners in such a war. - writes RIA Novosti
According to the majority of Russians, today's geopolitics of the Russian Federation is forced to be defensive in order to protect the population and preserve sovereign.
It goes without saying that the Russians see a threat from the United States, recalling the statement of American leaders over the past year, in which there were direct threats. - Pravda.ru writes.
The study involved 1.6 thousand people from 134 localities in 46 regions of the country.