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28 July 2020, 10:54

Russians' attitude to Belarus president

Russians' attitude to Belarus president

The majority of Russians have a positive attitude towards Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The attitude to the Belarusian president is the same as the attitude to the country: it is either positive or neutral:

52% of Russians have a positive attitude to the Belarusian head of state

35% - indifferent

9% - negative attitude

Emotions that Russians feel towards Aleksandr Lukashenko are mostly positive:

34% of respondents feel respect (since 2017 the share of such people has been stable)

18% - liking

14% - trust

The share of people who feel negative emotions is insignificant:

7% - mistrust (minus 5 percentage points since 2017)

5% - disappointment

4% - disliking

4% - skepticism

The assessment of today's relations between Belarus and Russia is mostly neutral or positive.

27% of Russians said these relations are normal and calm

15% called them friendly

17% called them good and good-neighborly 6% called them strained.

The poll was held on 21 July. Taking part in it were 1,600 Russians aged over 18 years.

The poll was held by phone (landline and mobile). The pollsters used stratified random sampling.

Source: Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)

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