Poll: Americans, particularly Democrats, dislike Russia

72% of Americans view Russia unfavorably, highest in 30 years

Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to view Russia favorably

Younger Americans view Russia more favorably than older Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election continue to develop, Americans now view Russia more negatively than they have in three decades of Gallup polls. Currently, 25% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Russia and 72% have an unfavorable opinion, the highest negative reading historically, though statistically unchanged from last year’s 70%. Americans’ unfavorable sentiment toward Russia has been on the rise since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012.