Here’s what Americans think the US should be doing about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Below, here are some of the main takeaways from five recent released surveys of US adults, conducted between March 7-14.

Americans are largely united in condemning Russia’s actions. Just 7% in a Monmouth University poll say that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are justified, with a comparably low 10% of Republicans and 7% of Democrats feeling that way. An 87% majority in an ABC News/Ipsos survey say that Russian President Vladimir Putin bears at least a good amount of blame for the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Support for economic sanctions is robust across these polls, regardless of the precise framing of the questions. And while people aren’t always great at forecasting how they might react to future developments, the surveys find that most Americans so far remain supportive of sanctions even when pollsters highlight their potential to economically impact the US.

In Monmouth’s polling, 81% of Americans support the economic sanctions imposed on Russia,…

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