Majority of Americans in Ukrainians’ Shoes Would Stay and Fight – But, Majority of Democrats Would Flee: Quinnipiac Poll

Craig Bannister | March 8, 2022 | 2:13pm EST
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A majority of both Republicans and Independents in the U.S. would stay and fight for their country’s freedom, if they were in the shoes of the Ukrainians currently under attack by Russia, results of a new Quinnipiac University Poll reveals.

“If you were in the same position as Ukrainians are now, do you think that you would stay and fight or leave the country?” the nationwide survey of 1,374 U.S. adults, conducted March 4-6, asked.

A 55% majority of all those polled say they would stay and fight, while 38% say they’d leave the country. Another 7% either don’t know or didn’t answer.

Attitudes differ greatly by political affiliation, however.

Fully 68% of Republicans and 57% of Independents would stay and fight. But, a slight majority (52%) of Democrats would flee, compared to just 40% of Democrats who say they’d stay to defend their homeland.

Less than half (45%) of the youngest adults (18-34) would remain in the U.S. to do battle, but majorities of other age groups would stay and fight. Most notably, two-thirds (66%) of those 50-64 years old say they’d stay and fight.

See full Quinnipiac Poll results here.

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