The perception of sanctions has not undergone significant changes compared to February 2020: sanctions do not concern 35% of respondents at all. The share of Russians who believe that Western sanctions affect only a narrow circle of people responsible for Russian policy towards Ukraine has doubled to 41%.
The perception of sanctions has not changed significantly compared to February 2020: sanctions do not concern more than a third (35%) of respondents (31% in 2020); 31% are concerned, but not too much (36% in 2020); 19% are rather concerned (no change since 2020); 13% are deeply concerned (12% in 2020).
Compared to June 2016 the number of Russians who believe that Western sanctions really affect only a narrow circle of people responsible for Russian policies towards Ukraine has doubled. The number of respondents who believe that sanctions directly affect broad segments of the population has decreased by 15% – to 46%.
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