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Economic Sanctions - Do They Work on Russia?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The United States has imposed economic sanctions on Russia for several years in an effort to change some of the latter's aggressive policies, but voters aren’t convinced that those sanctions have worked very well.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. economic sanctions on Russia have been effective in changing Russian policies that the United States does not approve of, but that includes only 11% say they have been Very Effective. Just as many (45%) think the sanctions have been ineffective, with 15% who rate them as Not At All Effective. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 11-12, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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