BERLIN (Realist English). More than half of Germany’s residents — 53% — support the continuation of anti-Russian sanctions, even if they are associated with rising prices, as well as power outages and problems for the country’s economy. This is evidenced by the results of the Deutschlandtrend sociological survey.
Since March of this year, the level of support for sanctions imposed by Germany and the European Union against Russia due to the special military operation on the territory of the former Ukraine has decreased. At that time, two thirds (66%) of respondents supported restrictive measures.
In the new survey, already 40% of respondents have spoken out against the sanctions if they lead to negative consequences and become a burden for Germany. In the eastern part of the country, more than half of respondents hold this opinion.
According to the results of the survey, the voters of the Union/Greens party support sanctions against Russia more — 90% of respondents. The voters of the Alternative for Germany party support sanctions the least — about 10% of respondents.
According to the survey, the level of support for the government has also decreased in Germany.
The part of Germans who approve of the activities of the government of the country has decreased to 31%. Among the voters of Alternative for Germany, 96% are dissatisfied with the work of the government. Among the adherents of the conservative CDU/CSU bloc — 77%, among the voters of the Left Party – 74% do not approve of the activities of the government of Olaf Scholz. Among the voters of the Free Democratic Party, 63% of respondents are dissatisfied with the work of the Cabinet of Ministers.
At the same time, more than half of the respondents who support the Social Democratic Party of Germany and the Greens are satisfied with the work of the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The level of dissatisfaction with Germany’s policy in these groups was 40% and 36%.