The Russia Ukraine crisis spiralled severely in the past month. With attacks on Ukraine still in the wake, many territories have imposed sanctions against Russia. How will sanctions affect Russia and what are the consequences of sanctions on Russia? In detail, the global sanctions on Russia come from the U.S., Great Britain, the EU, Canada, Japan, to name a few.

Consequently, Russia has started seeing the effects of these sanctions. Thus, Real Research — the online survey app, launched a survey seeking public opinions on the Russia Ukraine crisis. Specifically, the sanctions and politics of Russia against Ukraine. Here are the results.


  • 48.65% say Russia can’t hold its economy without its direct economic partners.
  • 48.40% say Russia will see positive consequences from the sanctions imposed.
  • 32.86% say the sanctions will worsen the standard of living in Russia.

Over 36% Do Not Know Details About the Russia Ukraine Crisis

To start with, the survey asks if respondents are aware of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. All of 52.91% say ‘yes, I am aware’ and 36.55% say ‘I heard about it but don’t know the details’. However, 10.54% are not aware.

 Respondents’ awareness of the Russia Ukraine crisis
Figure 1: Respondents’ awareness of the Russia Ukraine crisis

Further on, the survey asks if respondents are aware of the sanctions against Russia by many countries globally. The majority of 45.40% are aware, while 11.54% are not aware. Still, 43.06% heard about it, but don’t know the details.

Opinions on Sanctions Affecting Russia’s Policy Towards Ukraine

Next, the survey questioned how the sanctions imposed on Russia affect its policy towards Ukraine. On this, 48.65% said ‘yes, Russia will not be able to hold its economy without its direct economy partners’. Whereas, 16.70% said ‘yes, the sanctions have already affected the Ruble and stock market’.

How sanctions can affect Russia
Figure 2: How sanctions can affect Russia

Moreover, 9.59% say ‘no, Russia is the largest country in the world, its resources are enough to survive any sanctions’. Lastly, 5.14% say ‘no, Russia has enough support from neighboring countries’.

To add, the survey asked respondents which sanctions against Russia are the strongest. A majority of 40.98% chose ‘the U.S sanctions on Russian banks, sovereign debt, and elites and their family members’.  However, 15.83% chose ‘the UK sanctions on Russian banks and the wealthy’. Meanwhile, 10.73% chose ‘EU sanctions on 351 members of State of Duma, who voted in favor of Russia’s recognition of LPR and DPR’.

Adding on, 3.75% chose ‘Canada’s sanctions targetting Russian banks and pipeline project’, 2.57% said ‘Japan’s sanctions, including prohibiting the issuance of Russian bonds in Japan and freezing assets of certain Russian individuals’. Lastly, 2.45% chose ‘Australia’s sanctions on eight senior Russian security officials and the oil & gas sectors’.

Most Suggest ‘Positive’ Consequences Be Expected Against Russia

Further, the survey asked what consequences should Russia expect from the sanctions against it. All 48.40% say ‘positive’, 29.17% say ‘negative’, and 22.44% believe ‘nothing will change’.

Respondents on consequences of sanctions against Russia
Figure 3: Respondents on consequences of sanctions against Russia

Next, the survey asked respondents how sanctions can affect the situation inside Russia. A majority of 43.43% voted ‘the standard of living will improve’. Meanwhile, 23.71% say ‘the standard of living will remain the same’, and 32.86% say ‘the standard of living will worsen’.

To conclude, the survey asks how respondents feel about the anti-Russian sanctions in general. The majority (32.61%) feel ‘extremely positive’ while 22.01% feel ‘positive’. In contrast, 6.29% feel ‘extremely negative’, 9.82 feel ‘negative’, and 29.26% are neutral.


Survey TitleSurvey on Sanctions Against Russia
DurationFebruary 25 – March 04, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
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.