Forty-seven per cent of Americans believe that US aid to Ukraine should remain at the same level or be increased.
Details: Now, as the war in Ukraine nears its two-year mark, about three in ten Americans (31%) believe the United States is providing too much aid to Ukraine in its fight against Russia, while about half believe the US is providing enough support (29 %) or insufficient (18%).
The share of Americans who believe the US is providing too much support to Ukraine has risen steadily throughout the war, especially among Republicans.
Thus, 48% of Republicans and pro-Republican-minded citizens believe that the US provides too much aid to Ukraine. This share has increased slightly compared to June, when the figure was 44%, and is significantly higher than in the earlier stages of the war.
Only 16% of Democrats and Democratic supporters think the current level of American aid is excessive. About four in ten Democrats (39%) think the US gives the right amount of aid, while about a quarter (24%) think the US doesn't give enough aid.
Party differences over aid to Ukraine have become wider. In the first weeks of the war, Republicans were only 4 percentage points more likely than Democrats to say that the US was giving Ukraine too much aid (9% vs. 5%). Today, Republicans are 32 points more likely to say this.
Public attention towards the Russian-Ukrainian war has changed little in recent months. Six in ten Americans, including similar shares of Republicans (62%) and Democrats (61%), say they follow news about the invasion fairly closely.
- A bill on the provision of aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan failed to pass a procedural vote in the US Senate on 6 December.
- Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US, said that the fact that the US Senate had not supported the decision to close debates concerning the international aid package bill does not rule out the possibility of reintroducing the bill for a vote in the near future.