Survey of more than 2,300 respondents across 90 countries reveals global sentiment around Russian military operations in Ukraine
NEW YORK – LexisNexis Legal & Professional®, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today released global data and public sentiments regarding the Ukrainian invasion. The ongoing feedback is being collected via the LexisNexis Rule of Law Monitor, which continuously surveys the world’s population on issues related to the Rule of Law.
The results demonstrate that 67% of the people polled disapprove of Russian military operations in the Ukraine – a number that increases to 76% outside of Asia.
“The LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” said Ian McDougall, President of the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation. “This is a clear violation of international law and the Rule of Law. We hope that by continuing to shed light on the global public condemnation of this war that it will help end the conflict sooner and restore peace and justice in Ukraine.”
“We believe that the Rule of Law is defined by equality under the law, transparency of law, an independent judiciary, and accessible legal remedy – and the stronger each of these components, the stronger the Rule of Law. We’re working to provide free and open data that enables citizens and nations to better understand each element of the Rule of Law and, in this case, world opinion on Russia’s breach of Rule of Law,” said Steve Carroll, VP Customer Insights at LexisNexis Legal & Professional.
Results by Continent
Results by Country
Results by Gender
Table 1: Respondent Distribution
|Belgium||20||Hong Kong, China||16||Puerto Rico||1|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||India||202||Russian Federation*||251|
|Costa Rica||4||Madagascar||4||Sri Lanka||3|
|Cyprus||1||Malta||1||Taiwan, Republic of China||14|
|Dominican Republic||5||Nepal||2||Trinidad and Tobago||1|
|El Salvador||2||New Zealand||15||UK||195|
|Gabon||1||Norway||3||Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic)||15|
*Russia & Ukraine purposely oversampled to enable deep dives into reaction within both countries. These countries are excluded from global statistics.
For more information about the LexisNexis Rule of Law Monitor, visit www.rolmonitor.org.
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