Opinion poll conducted by VCIOM on October 10-11 in the Russian Federation, showed that half of the citizens are happy that their army is in high alert, because the West can invade in their beautiful country any moment. The survey was conducted in 130 cities and towns of 46 regions of the Russian Federation, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to the survey, nearly half (48%) of Russians believe that the threat of a military attack on Russia from Western countries is real as never before. Although, for the sake of truth, it should be noted that the proponents of this view was less than 20%. At the beginning of this year, these 20% were confident that Ukraine was going to attack the Russian Federation.
However, the figure of 48% is the same as when Putin first became president – such data have been obtained in March 2000.
The Russians believe that the US dreams of conquering Mother Russia. That is, 53% of respondents, which believe in the West’s war against Russia, are sure that the U.S. are those to attack.
But one in ten (10%) believe that Ukraine will start the war against Russia.
Speaking of the combat capability of the Russian army, almost one in three (32%) described the Russian armed forces as the most efficient in the world. According to half (49%) of the respondents, the Russian army is now on par with the best in the world.
As to the level of military spending, 52% of Russians called current expenditures justified. More than 35% expressed the view that the defense takes too much money. 14% were undecided.