Most Say U.S. Should ‘Not Get Too Involved’ in Ukraine Situation
As Russian troops remain in Ukraine’s Crimea region and Crimea’s Parliament has set up a secession vote, Americans prefer the U.S. to not get too involved in the situation.
Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state
Most in Russia and the Ukraine favor the free movement of people and goods between the two nations, and relatively few support the wholesale merger of Ukraine with Russia.
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Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire
In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.
Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church
The share of Russians who identified as Orthodox Christians more than doubled between 1991 and 2008, while the share not identifying with any religion dropped. But for most Russians, this return to religion did not correspond with a return to church.
Public Skeptical of Decision to Hold Olympic Games in Russia
More say it was a bad decision than a good decision to hold the games in Russia. Among those saying it was a bad decision, most cite terrorism and security concerns as a reason they feel this way.
Eastern and Western Europe divided over gay marriage, homosexuality
Recent developments in Croatia and Scotland highlight a stark divide between Eastern and Western Europe on the topic of same-sex marriage.
Global Opinion of Russia Mixed
As Russia prepares to host the G20 summit, negative opinions of the country are more common than positive ones, although views are mixed in many countries. Negative views of Russia are especially pronounced in the Middle East, Western Europe and Japan.
Map: Global Views of Russia
The global opinion of Russia is mixed, with negative views widespread in the Middle East and Europe. See which countries have a favorable or unfavorable view of Russia.
The World’s Muslims
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.