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ARD-GermanyTrend: majority supports sanctions against Russia

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Status: 07/22/2022 00:00

Sanctions against Russia hit hard Trend ARD Germany remains supported by a majority of citizens – despite the economic impact. A clear majority also supports a temporary speed limit.

Despite the notable economic effects of the war in Ukraine, sanctions against Russia continue to enjoy majority support among the population. According to this Trend ARD Germany for the morning magazine Around six in ten Germans (58%) currently support the measures, although this leads to disadvantages here in Germany. One in three (33%) do not currently support sanctions.

Support for sanctions is much more pronounced in the west than in the east. While nearly two-thirds (63%) in the west also support sanctions if they lead to energy supply problems and lower economic output, one in two good (51%) in the east would not support penalties in this case.

A majority of traffic light and union supporters support the sanctions, regardless of the possible negative effects. Most AfD supporters, on the other hand, are of the view that the disadvantages for Germany should not be accepted.

Majority in favor of introducing a temporary speed limit

Since the outbreak of the Russian war against Ukraine and its consequences for economic and energy policy, various energy-saving measures have been discussed in Germany. One possible step is the introduction of a temporary speed limit on German autobahns.

59% of Germans think such a speed limit is good, 35% wrong. The level of approval is therefore similar to that of April. Such a measure is controversial, especially among 18-34 year olds. With age, speed limit approval increases dramatically.

Greens and SPD supporters in particular think the introduction of a speed limit is right. But there is also a majority for such a measure in the ranks of the parties of the Union. The majority of supporters of the FDP and especially the AfD consider the introduction of a temporary speed limit to be a mistake.

Sunday question: SPD and Union unchanged

Little change on the Sunday question: as two weeks ago the SPD has 19%, the Union is also unchanged at 27% and would therefore be the strongest force. The Greens lose a percentage point and would be the second strongest force with 22%. The FDP also lost one percentage point and now stands at seven percent. The AfD gains a percentage point and is at 12%, while Die Linke reaches 4%, like two weeks ago. The government coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP thus reached a total of 48%.

survey facility

Universe: Eligible voters in Germany
Collection method: Random telephone and online survey
Survey period: July 19-20, 2022
Number of cases: 1210 respondents (793 telephone interviews and 417 online interviews)
Weighting: according to socio-demographic characteristics and recall of voting behavior; Sunday question with separate weighting
fault tolerance: 2* to 3** percentage points
Implementation Institute: infrared dimap

* with 10% share value ** with 50% share value

Results are rounded to whole percentages to avoid false expectations of precision. Because for any representative survey, ranges of fluctuation must be taken into account. In the case of a survey of 1,000 respondents, these amount to about three percentage points for large parties and about one point for small parties. Also, the rounding error is important for small parties. For these reasons, no party below three percent is listed in the Sunday question.

Source www.tagesschau.de

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