The overwhelming majority of respondents believe that it is impossible to use nuclear weapons in the conflict with Ukraine under any circumstances – this point of view prevails in all the groups under consideration.
In May, respondents were asked a question in the following wording: “Some believe that in order to win in Ukraine, Russia must use nuclear weapons, others believe that it is impossible to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances. And which of these points of view do you rather adhere to yourself?”
Faced with a dilemma, the overwhelming majority of respondents – 86% – believe that nuclear weapons cannot be used under any circumstances. Only 10% of respondents agree to its use. There are slightly more supporters of the use of nuclear weapons in the current conflict among middle-aged people and those who advocate the continuation of hostilities in Ukraine. But in general, the differences are insignificant.
In April of this year, respondents were also asked questions about the readiness of the Russian leadership to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine and the justification of such actions.
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