Reuters / Ipsos Russia Ukraine Conflict Survey June 2023

Most Americans support providing weapons to Ukraine and many think Russia is losing the war.

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  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, June 28, 2023 –  A new Reuters/Ipsos survey shows that most Americans support giving Ukraine weapons in their fight against Russia. The survey also shows that Americans agree that the U.S. giving aid to Ukraine shows U.S. competitors that the U.S. is willing and capable of protecting its interests. Americans also more likely to say that Russia is losing the war. 

Detailed Findings

A majority of Americans are following the Russian invasion of Ukraine at least somewhat closely (57%), but more Americans report paying attention to inflation (77%) and climate change (63%). None the less, three in five Americans say they worry at least a fair amount about the Ukrainian people (61%) and three in four Americans consider themselves familiar with the conflict (77%). A little less than three in five have heard at least something about the Ukrainian counteroffensive (57%), and about half have heard than the Wagner revolt (49%). About three in five Americans say Russia is losing the war in Ukraine (61%).

When it comes to U.S. policy and politics, two in five Americans hold a more isolationist perspective, saying that the problems in Ukraine our none of our business (41%). Two in three Americans say that the U.S. should provide weapons to the Ukraine (65%) and three in four say that aid to Ukraine shows our competitors that the U.S. has the will and capability to protect our interests (76%). Most Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the NATO alliance (73%) and continuing aid to Ukraine (67%).

Russia Ukraine Poll June 2023

About the Study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between June 26-27, 2023 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For this survey, a sample of 1,004 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample also includes 400 Democrats, 383 Republicans, and 137 independents.

The sample was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel, partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2022 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Post hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, education, and political party affiliation.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,004, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/-5.3 percentage points).

The poll also has a credibility interval of plus or minus 6.0 percentage points for Democrats, plus or minus 6.1 percentage points for Republicans, and plus or minus 10.3 percentage points for independents.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Chris Jackson
Senior Vice President, US
Public Affairs
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Annaleise Lohr
Director, US
Public Affairs
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The author(s)
  • Chris Jackson Senior Vice President, US, Public Affairs
  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs