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Title: Russians and Americans on the Iran Nuclear Program and Perceptions of Russia, the U.S., and China


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Russians and Americans on the Iran Nuclear
Program and Perceptions of Russia, the U.S., and
China
-A WorldPublicOpinion.org/ Levada Center Poll-
May 31, 2006
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
Levada Center
A joint program of the Center on Policy
Attitudes and the Center for International and
Security Studies at the University of Maryland
2
Parallel Surveys of Russians and Americans
Russian Poll Conducted by the Levada Center April
14-24 National probability sample of 1,000
respondents interviewed face-to-face American
Poll Conducted April 18-24 for WorldPublicOpinion.
org by Knowledge Networks An online survey of
1,023 respondents drawn from Knowledge Networks
probability-based sample Margin of Error /- 3-4
percentage points
3
Should the UN Discourage Countries from Acquiring
Nuclear Weapons?
As a general rule, do you think the United
Nations should or should not actively work to
discourage countries from acquiring nuclear
weapons?
Should
87
Americans
79
Russians
Should not
8
Am.
Rus.
10
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
4
Is Iran Trying to Develop Nuclear Weapons?
Do you think Iran is or is not trying to develop
nuclear weapons?
Is trying to develop nuclear weapons
84
Americans
68
Russians
Is not trying to develop nuclear weapons
9
Am.
12
Rus.
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
5
Concern About Irans Potential Efforts to Develop
Nuclear Weapons
If Iran were to develop nuclear weapons, how much
would that concern you?
Very much/somewhat
85
21
64
Americans
63
34
29
Russians
Not at all/a little
12
8
4
Americans
31
18
13
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
6
How Should the US Respond if Iran Continues to
Produce Nuclear Fuel?
If Iran continues to produce nuclear fuel that
could be developed for use in nuclear weapons, do
you think that the US should
Bomb Irans nuclear facilities
24
Americans
7
Ru
Pursue a diplomatic approach
70
Americans
79
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
7
How Should the UN Security Council Respond if
Iran Continues to Produce Nuclear Fuel?
If Iran continues to produce nuclear fuel that
could be developed for use in nuclear weapons, do
you think the UN Security Council should
Vote to impose economic sanctions against Iran if
it persists
68
Americans
26
Russians
Continue diplomatic negotiations with Iran
23
Americans
62
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
8
Putins Efforts to Negotiate a Nuclear Deal with
Iran
As you may know, Russias President Putin has
been trying to negotiate a deal whereby Russia
would provide fuel for Irans nuclear energy
program if Iran would agree not to produce
nuclear fuel that could be developed for use in
nuclear weapons. Do you approve or disapprove of
Russia trying to negotiate this deal?
Approve
44
Americans
46
Russians
Disapprove
49
Americans
30
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
9
Russians on US Foreign Policy
Is the US having a mainly positive or mainly
negative influence on the world?
25
Positive
61
Negative
Over the last few years, do you think the effect
of US foreign policy on Russia and its interests
has been
22
Positive
56
Negative
Please tell me your opinion ofhow America uses
military power and the threat of force
13
Fav.
74
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
10
Russians on US Economy and Government
Please tell me your opinion of Americas
Economic system
73
Favorable
13
Unfav.
System of government
54
Favorable
27
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
11
Russians on Chinese Foreign Policy
Is China having a mainly positive or mainly
negative influence in the world?
57
Positive
20
Negative
Over the last few years, do you think the effect
of Chinese foreign policy on Russia and its
interests has been
42
Positive
23
Negative
Please tell me your opinion ofhow China uses
military power and the threat of force
46
Favorable
19
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
12
Russians on Chinese Economy and Government
Please tell me your opinion of Chinas
Economic system
67
Favorable
12
Unfav
System of government
56
Favorable
14
Unfav
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
13
Russians on Russia - Internationally
Please tell me if you think Russia is having a
mainly positive or mainly negative influence in
the world.
80
Positive
6
N
Please tell me your opinion ofHow Russia uses
military power and the threat of force
65
Favorable
17
Unfav.
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
14
Russians on Russia - Domestically
Please tell me your opinion ofRussias system of
government
47
Favorable
43
Unfavorable
Please tell me your opinion ofRussias economic
system
31
Favorable
60
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
15
Americans on Russian Foreign Policy
Is Russia having a mainly positive or mainly
negative influence on the world?
40
Positive
53
Negative
Over the last few years, do you think the effect
of Russian foreign policy on the US and its
interests has been
51
Positive
38
Negative
Please tell me your opinion ofhow Russia uses
military power and the threat of force
24
Fav.
68
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
16
Americans on Russian Economy and Government
Please tell me your opinion of Russias
Economic system
21
Favorable
72
Unfavorable
System of government
26
Favorable
68
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
17
Americans on Chinese Foreign Policy
Is China having a mainly positive or mainly
negative influence in the world?
44
Positive
49
Negative
Over the last few years, do you think the effect
of Chinese foreign policy on the US and its
interests has been
36
Positive
54
Negative
Please tell me your opinion ofhow China uses
military power and the threat of force
19
Favorable
75
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
18
Americans on Chinese Economy and Government
Please tell me your opinion of Chinas
Economic system
37
Favorable
56
Unfavorable
System of government
14
Fav.
80
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
19
Americans on the US - Internationally
Please tell me if you think the United States is
having a mainly positive or mainly negative
influence in the world.
64
Positive
32
Negative
Please tell me your opinion ofHow America uses
military power and the threat of force
54
Favorable
42
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
20
Americans on the US - Domestically
Please tell me your opinion ofAmericas system
of government
83
Favorable
14
Unfav.
Please tell me your opinion ofAmericas economic
system
75
Favorable
21
Unfav.
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
21
Russians on World Leaders
Please tell me your opinion of
US President George W. Bush
25
Favorable
59
Unfavorable
Russian President Vladimir Putin
85
Favorable
9
Un.
Chinese President Hu Jintao
42
Favorable
8
Un.
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
22
Americans on World Leaders
Please tell me your opinion of
US President George W. Bush
45
Favorable
51
Unfavorable
Russian President Vladimir Putin
36
Favorable
55
Unfavorable
Chinese President Hu Jintao
27
Favorable
63
Unfavorable
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
23
Ratings of Democracy
How democratic do you think each of the following
governments is, on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0
meaning that it is not at all democratic and 10
meaning that it is completely democratic?
United States
7.40
Americans
6.66
Russians
Russia
3.69
Americans
4.56
Russians
China
2.16
Americans
4.29
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
24
Ratings of Democratic Change Russia
Over the last few years, do you think Russia has
become
More democratic and responsive to its people
33
Americans
36
Russians
Less democratic and responsive to its people
24
Americans
24
Russians
Stayed about the same
36
Americans
27
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
25
Ratings of Democratic Change China
Over the last few years, do you think China has
become
More democratic and responsive to its people
24
Americans
35
Russians
Less democratic and responsive to its people
18
Americans
10
Rus.
Stayed about the same
49
Americans
18
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
26
Ratings of Democratic Change the US
Over the last few years, do you think the United
States has become
More democratic and responsive to its people
18
Americans
26
Russians
Less democratic and responsive to its people
43
Americans
23
Russians
Stayed about the same
33
Americans
31
Russians
WPO/KN/Levada Center 5/06
27
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