Majority of Americans do not want to support the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine

Published 10 August 2023
- By Editorial Staff
Military exercise in Ukraine in 2018.

The majority of Americans do not want the US to fund more aid to Ukraine and believe it has done enough, while 45% believe it should still provide more aid.

55% of Americans believe that the US should not approve additional funding to support Ukraine, according to new statistics from the CNN Warner channel. At the same time, 45% want it to continue providing support. Just over half (51%) of all Americans say the US has done enough. However, 48% think it should do more, up from 62% at the beginning of the war.

Of those Americans who want to help Ukraine more, 68 percent say the U.S. should provide more funding, 53 percent want to provide military training, and 43 percent think the U.S. should provide more weapons. In contrast, only 17% think the U.S. should engage in combat operations.

Over half of the population is concerned that the war threatens US national security, a figure that initially stood at over 70%. People also fear that the war will continue without end.

Furthermore, almost two-thirds (65%) fear that the war in Ukraine will lead to increased threats to democracy in other countries and one in six also fear that it will lead to a major war in Europe.

The CNN survey was conducted on July 1 and 31 among a random sample of 1,279 adults. The surveys were conducted either online or by telephone with a live interviewer.