Levada poll: More than 2/3rd of Russians favored neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan in the conflict

Highlights of  Levada Center’s November 19-26 poll of Russians on the Karabakh conflict.

More Russians blame U.S./NATO countries than any other actor(s) for resumption of hostilities in Karabakh: 21% (Kremlin’s directives for fanning anti-US sentiment on Russian TV may have played a role, I guess, but do not fully explain).Second and third most-blamed are Azerbaijan (19%) and Turkey (15%) while Armenia is blamed only by 4%.

More than 2/3rd of Russians favored neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan in the conflict (Again Kremlin’s directives to Russian TV to portray Russia being equidistant to Yerevan and Baku may have played a role, but do not fully explain).

Share of Russians who support deployment of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh grew from 46% in 2016 to 59% in 2020, almost 70% oppose Turkish peacekeeping in Karabakh.

Full results of   Levada Center’s November 19-26 poll of Russians on the Karabakh conflict:

Do you know about the recent military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Karabakh?

20162020
I closely followed the development of events1130
I heard something, but not in details5960
I hear about it for the first time3010
Difficult to say<1<1

What party do you think initiated  resumption of military actions in Karabakh? (in % from those who have heard something about military operations)

 20162020
U.S, NATO countries2321
Azerbaijan1918
Turkey1516
Armenia48
Russia01
Nobody in particular912
Other12
Difficult to say3722

Which side did you favor (sympathize with) in the Karabakh conflict?

 20162020
Armenia1515
Azerbaijan46
Neither6774
Difficult to say155

What would be your attitude towards deployment of Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh?

 20162020
Overall positive1727
Rather positive than negative2932
Rather negative than positive2419
Sharply negative1212
Difficult to say181

What would be your attitude towards deployment of Turkish peacekeepers in Karabakh

 2020
Overall positive3
Rather positive than negative12
Rather negative than positive32
Sharply negative37
Difficult to say16

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