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Russian media reveals survey according to which 65% of Russians want a peace treaty with Ukraine

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 11:25
Russian media reveals survey according to which 65% of Russians want a peace treaty with Ukraine


Russian media has published data from an opinion poll according to which 65% of Russians support the decision to stop the war in Ukraine and sign a peace agreement.

Source: Kommersant with link to a survey conducted by the Russian Field polling agency


Quote from Kommersant: "According to the survey, 65% of Russians would approve of Vladimir Putin's decision to stop the military operation in Ukraine and sign a peace agreement."

Details: At the same time, 60% of respondents would support the intention of the Russian president to launch a new offensive in Kyiv.

At the same time, according to data, the refusal rate of respondents is record high - 94%.


Overall, 52% of respondents supported the continuation of the military operation, and 38% supported the transition to peace talks.

The authors of the study note that during the period from mid-March to the end of July, the ratio of supporters and opponents of the war hardly changed: now it is supported by 69% of respondents, and the opposite opinion is shared by 23%, while another 8% found it difficult or declined to answer.

59% of Russians believe that the so-called "military operation" in Ukraine has dragged on, while 28% of survey participants hold the opposite opinion.

According to 30%, military operations will last more than a year, and 18% expect them to end within a year.

20% of respondents hope for the end of the war within six months, and only 13% of respondents are optimistic about the end of hostilities within 1-3 months.

Almost two-thirds of Russian men (62%) are not prepared to take part personally in military operations in Ukraine if they have the opportunity. The sociologists note that this value is 6 percentage points higher than the indicators of a similar survey that was conducted in the second half of May.

29% of respondents expressed their desire to take part in the "special operation", and most often people aged 45 to 59 years (37%) admit this, while only 23% of men from 18 to 29 years old do.

Few people want to help the Russian military financially: 67% are not ready to donate their funds to support the war at all, and 12% agree to spend no more than 1 thousand rubles a month on it. 

The study was conducted by telephone survey on 28-31 July. There were 1609 respondents in eight federal districts.

The authors of the study caution that its results on several questions about what is happening in Ukraine may not coincide with the real picture, since "Russians are afraid to talk about this topic", in particular, "refusals have increased, sincerity has decreased".


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