Table: Portrait of a Changing Russia: Public Opinion

HOW RUSSIANS VIEW AMERICA The people are still ambivalent, even after recent events

Is America friendly or unfriendly to Russia?

BEFORE AFTER THE SEPT. 11, 2001* TERROR ATTACKS**

FRIENDLY 32% 38% UNFRIENDLY 52% 46% HARD TO SAY 16% 16%

Does America play a positive or negative role in the world?

BEFORE AFTER THE SEPT. 11, 2001* TERROR ATTACKS**

RATHER POSITIVE 20% 26% RATHER NEGATIVE 58% 48% HARD TO SAY 22% 26%

How did America become the richest country in the world?

EXPLOITATION 52% OWN EFFORTS 33% HARD TO SAY 15%

* Mar. 17-18, 2001 ** Sept. 29-30, 2001

Data: All Russia Public Opinion Foundation

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