Video On Demand

American and Russian Public Opinion

April 8, 2019 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Where We Are and How We Got Here

At a time of unprecedented tension in U.S.-Russia relations, understanding why the two countries pursue conflicting foreign policies requires not just a close reading of their political institutions and security environments, but of how the two publics perceive each other and the world. Is Russia more or less respected than it was five years ago? Should the U.S. cooperate with or contain Russia? Are sanctions against Russia working? Do Americans want arms control? Is Russia a threat to U.S. national security? Is America the biggest threat posed to Russia?

Please join us for a presentation of the findings from a new binational study of American and Russian public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Levada Analytical Center. Researchers from the Council and Levada will discuss and provide context for public perceptions of Russia’s return to prominence on the world stage, interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the crisis in Ukraine, and the possibility of a new arms race.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Event Partners

Sponsor Sponsor
Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

Dina Smeltz

Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Lily Wojtowicz

Research Associate, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Denis Volkov

Head of Applied Research, Levada Center

Stepan Goncharov

Senior Research Fellow, Levada Center