The Russia-Ukraine war has been ongoing for over a year, causing immense suffering for those affected. As the war enters its second year, it is crucial to recognize the devastating human toll of the invasion. The loss of life and destruction of property have left deep scars on both sides of the conflict. The impact of the war is felt far beyond Ukrainian borders, with economic consequences felt worldwide.

Recent developments, including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s defiant speech and US President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine rallying support for Ukraine, indicate that the situation will not likely improve anytime soon. The decision by Germany and the United States to send military battle tanks to Ukraine has further escalated tensions, highlighting the gravity of the situation.

It’s vital to remain engaged and vigilant as the war continues to rage on. The United Nations (UN) estimates that there were over 6,900 civilian casualties in Ukraine, and both sides may have sustained up to 120,000 military casualties. The world must not forget the ongoing suffering of those affected by this conflict and continue to work toward a peaceful resolution.

Hence, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on one year of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war to gather opinions about the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Key Points:

  • 33.7% have been affected by the conflict
  • 68.53% are still following Russia-Ukraine conflict updates
  • 11.28% say the conflict is a result of historical and political tensions between the countries

After introducing the topic of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the first data set collected aimed at understanding the level of interest among respondents in following updates on the conflict.

Out of the total respondents, 68% answered “Yes,” indicating that they are still following updates on the Russia-Ukraine war. On the other hand, 27% of the respondents answered, “Used to but not anymore,” indicating a decline in their interest. Finally, only 4% of the respondents answered “No,” indicating that they were not following the updates on the Russia-Ukraine war.

Diverse Opinions on Responsibility for Ongoing Russia-Ukraine War

Among the respondents, 9% believed that both Russia and Ukraine need to peacefully settle the war, while 5% believed that Russia and Ukraine share responsibility for the conflict.

Additionally, 7% of the respondents believed that Russia bears responsibility for the war, and 4% believed that Ukraine bears responsibility for the conflict. Surprisingly, 5% of the respondents believed that NATO, the US, and the EU bear responsibility for the war. Notably, other opinions were expressed, which the respondents specified.

The third data set collected aimed to understand the personal impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war among the respondents. The war, which began in 2022, has resulted in a significant loss of life, displacement of people, and economic instability in the region. The conflict has not only affected the people living in the affected areas but has also caused repercussions in other parts of the world. Understanding the personal impact of the war on the respondents is crucial in comprehending the full extent of the conflict and its consequences.

Out of the respondents, 34% reported that they had been personally affected by the war, while 27% reported that someone they know had been impacted.

Additionally, 17% of the respondents reported that they and someone they know has been personally affected by the war. On the other hand, 22% of the respondents reported that neither they nor someone they know had been personally affected by the conflict.

War’s Toll: Survey Uncovers Personal and Property Losses of Ongoing Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The fourth data set aimed at understanding the effects of the war on the Russian and Ukraine civilians has resulted in significant loss of life, displacement of people, and economic instability in the region.

Numerous residents have gone through personal trauma in the form of physical injuries, wrongful death of loved ones, homelessness, and other types of trauma. The conflict has severely damaged homes and infrastructure, which has led to the loss of property and a significant decline in the affected population’s standard of living. Knowing the full scope of the conflict and how it affects those caught in the crossfire requires an understanding the various personal losses endured by citizens.

Data revealed that 5% reported displacement due to the conflict, while 11% reported the loss of loved ones.

Additionally, 6% of the respondents reported physical injuries from the war, while 13% reported damage and loss of property. Furthermore, 6% of the respondents reported a reduction or loss of income due to the conflict, and 7% reported a fall in the standard of living.

Lastly, 7% of the respondents reported psychological trauma caused by the war. There were other effects reported by the respondents, which were specified.

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Furthermore, the respondents indicated that the conflict had completely impacted 34% of their country of residence, and 36% had been partially impacted.

Additionally, 11% and 18% of the respondents said the conflict had had no impact on their country, respectively, while the remaining respondents said it had. Concern has been raised about how the conflict is affecting the nearby nations, as it has had an adverse impact on some nations’ economies and social structures. Understanding how much of an impact the conflict is having on the region as a whole has on the neighboring nations is essential.

Far-Reaching Impacts of Ongoing Russia-Ukraine War on Neighboring Countries

The sixth data set aimed to understand the specific impacts of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war on the respondents’ countries of residence. The following highlights the various impacts reported by respondents:

26% reported increasing inflation in energy, commodities, necessities, and other goods. Additionally, 8% of the respondents reported a fall in the standard of living, while 9% reported a humanitarian crisis in their country. 15% of the respondents reported an economic crisis, while 9% reported disrupted international relations due to the conflict.

Finally, 12% of the respondents reported disrupted international trade due to the ongoing conflict. The conflict has had far-reaching effects on neighboring countries, including economic instability, humanitarian crises, and disrupted international relations. Understanding the impacts of the conflict on neighboring countries is critical in comprehending the wider impact of the conflict on the region.

Figure 1: Impacts in the country of residence

How Do People Perceive the Impact of Biden’s Visit to Ukraine on the Ongoing Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The seventh data set aimed to gauge the respondents’ opinions on the impact of US President Biden’s recent visit to Ukraine on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. The following summarizes the responses:

  • 21% did not believe that Biden’s visit would have any impact on the conflict.
  • 15% believed that the visit would escalate the conflict.
  • 15% believed that the visit would de-escalate the conflict.
  • 13% of respondents believed that Biden’s visit would worsen the conflict.
  • 12% believed that Biden’s visit would settle the conflict.
Figure 2: How respondents perceive Biden’s visit to Ukraine

Survey Results Suggest High Likelihood of Wang Yi’s Visit to Moscow Being Related to Xi Jinping-Putin Meeting

China’s foreign policy official, Wang Yi, recently visited Moscow, sparking speculation about the purpose of his visit. One possibility is that the visit was meant to prepare for a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

We questioned our respondents if this visit was intended to set up a meeting between Putin and the president of China. Results indicated that out of the total number of participants, 36% considered it highly likely that the visit was intended to prepare for a meeting between Xi Jinping and Putin. Another 35% found it somewhat likely, while 14% considered it somewhat unlikely. Only 5% considered it highly unlikely, and 10% were unsure.

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Reasons for the Prolonged Military Operation in Ukraine Despite Putin’s Expectations

Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that his “special military operation” in Ukraine was taking longer than initially anticipated. Despite his expectations, the war has not yet ended. In this report, we present the results of a survey conducted to understand the reasons behind the prolonged military operation.

A majority of 15% of those polled thought that the unexpected Ukrainian defense was a reason  for the drawn-out military operation, while 14% pointed to the unexpected military backing for Ukraine. Only 6% of those polled thought the Russian army’s weak defense was a contributing factor, and 7% thought that Russian equipment that was out of date was to blame. Approximately 10% of those surveyed thought that the Russian army’s lack of planning and preparation contributed to the protracted conflict, and 8% cited growing anti-Russian sentiment at home.

Apart from that, in the next poll, we asked our respondents how satisfied they were with the international support in resolving the conflict. Results revealed that 29% were somewhat dissatisfied, while 13% were highly dissatisfied. Leaving 20% who were highly satisfied, followed by somewhat satisfied (26%).

Is the Russia-Ukraine Conflict a Ticking Time Bomb for WWIII?

In a survey conducted, participants were asked the question, “will Russia-Ukraine war lead to world war 3? to express their views on whether the Russia-Ukraine conflict would eventually trigger the occurrence of World War III. The survey results showed that 56% of the participants perceived it as a possibility, with 25% considering it highly likely and 31% somewhat likely. Conversely, 34% of the respondents believed it to be unlikely, with 25% indicating that it was somewhat unlikely and 9% highly unlikely.

Likewise, among the total respondents, 35% said the Russia-Ukraine war would continue indefinitely, 33% said the war would resolve peacefully, and 32% remained uncertain.

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Furthermore, according to the survey, when asked about the most effective approach to resolving the Russia-Ukraine war, 13% of respondents believed that diplomatic negotiations between the two nations would be the best approach. Another 17% suggested that international mediation involving organizations such as the United Nations would be effective. 12% of respondents believed that imposing international sanctions and pressure would be the most effective approach.

16 % of respondents suggested that conflicts could be resolved through compromise, leading to ceasefire agreements and further negotiations. Finally, 10% of respondents believed that civil society engagement through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) would be the most effective way to resolve the conflict.

Figure 3: What approach would bring an end to the war

Lastly, when asked about respondents’ stance on the conflict, 31% of respondents indicated that they supported the war, while 69% opposed it.


Survey TitleSurvey on One Year of the Ongoing Russia-Ukraine War
DurationFebruary 25- March 5, 2023
Number of Participants10,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.