RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The survey showed that 52% of respondents believe in at least one of the Russian theses about the origin of the war in Ukraine. For example, 28% believe that the Russian intervention is supported by Russian-speaking Ukrainians who want to free themselves from their persecution.
And 10% said they believed that “Ukraine is currently ruled by a junta infiltrated by neo-Nazi movements.”
The most permeable to Vladimir Putin’s speeches, according to the Ifop survey, are the supporters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Éric Zemmour.
According to this study, there is a link between French people who are critical of vaccination and those who support Vladimir Putin’s policies.
For example, 71% of vaccine critics believe Putin’s narrative about Ukraine. Agreement with Russian arguments is lower (43%) among French respondents who are not vaccine critics.
Overall, 25% of respondents believe in at least one vaccine-critical and at least one Russian thesis.
Furthermore, 35% of French respondents stated that they “believe in conspiracy theories” and do not think that they are theories but realities.