More than half of Americans do not want the country to support Ukraine with weapons and money if this leads to higher food and fuel prices. This is evidenced by a survey by the Quincy Institute.
It follows from the survey data that 58% of respondents do not believe that the United States should continue to support Ukraine if this leads to higher food and fuel prices in the country. At the same time, 48% would object to supporting Kyiv if the situation led to long-term negative consequences in the global and American economies.
In addition, among the respondents, 42% believe that Ukraine should not be supported if this would increase the risk of NATO countries being involved in the conflict, the same number were in favor of supporting Kyiv in this case.
It also follows from the survey that 46% did not agree with the need to continue supporting Kyiv if this would lead to the risk of an increase in the number of victims, 48% opposed in the event of the loss of the territories of Ukraine. If support for Kyiv led to the sending of US troops there, 64% of respondents would object to its continuation, the poll said.
52% of respondents were against the continuation of support due to the risk of a nuclear conflict between the Russian Federation and the United States.
Only 11% of respondents indicated that their finances were not affected by US support for Kyiv, 23% said that such an impact was very large.
According to the survey, 30% of respondents believe that the United States should remain on the sidelines and not interfere in the situation in any capacity, 48% believe that the American leadership should increase interaction with the Russian one.
57% would support a diplomatic settlement, even if it meant compromises on the part of Ukraine. 47% of respondents believe that the United States should continue military assistance to Kyiv only if Washington is involved in a diplomatic settlement of the situation.
46% of respondents consider inflation to be the main problem faced by the United States, 6% name among the main challenges for the country Russia’s actions in the context of Ukraine. Concern about the situation around Ukraine was expressed by 35% of respondents, some concern by 34%, and 9% of respondents are indifferent to these events.
The poll was conducted from 16 to 19 September online among 1215 voters, the error is 3%.
Earlier, on September 25, American economist Jeffrey Sachs, in an interview with Izvestia, said that the sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russia are creating madness with the whole world. According to him, NATO and the United States are responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
Prior to that, on September 18, US President Joe Biden promised that his administration would be able to curb inflation and rising energy prices, record inflation in recent decades.
Earlier, on September 14, it was reported that Fox News host Tucker Carlson caught the United States in a lie. According to him, the US authorities hide the real state of affairs in the economy. The journalist pointed out that the White House for a long time concealed the exact data on price increases.
On the same day, Fox News interrupted the speech of US President Joe Biden when he talked about the successful fight against inflation. Viewers were shown data on a record fall in the Dow Jones index.
Meanwhile, on September 2, the American president asked Congress to allocate $11.7 billion for military and financial assistance to Ukraine in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023. Thus, Biden said in his address, the United States intends to continue to support “the people of Ukraine in protecting their sovereignty.”
At the same time, the American leader requested $2 billion to overcome the internal energy crisis.
On August 16, it became known that Biden signed the anti-inflation bill he initiated, which Congress had previously approved.
Before that, on July 28, Biden said that the country’s economy is on the right track, and its slowdown is not surprising. This is how he commented on the data of the US Department of Commerce on the decline in GDP in the II quarter of 2022 by 0.9% year on year, while its growth by 0.3% was expected.