6 in 10 in new poll say sending financial aid to Ukraine a ‘good idea’

A poll conducted this week found that 63 percent of American adults surveyed said sending aid to Ukraine to supports its fight against Russia is a “good idea.”

Only 20 percent said that it’s a bad idea, compared to 18 percent who said they were not sure.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that the U.S. will send $215 million more in emergency food assistance to Ukraine, while the Senate advanced $40 billion in additional aid on Monday. The U.S. has committed more than $4 billion to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February.

The poll from The Economist and YouGov analyzed answers from 1,500 U.S. citizens, including men and women as well as people of different racial backgrounds.

Women were 1 percent more likely than men to say sending aid was a good idea. But there was a larger gap between white college-educated respondents and those without a college degree.

White male college graduates (70 percent) were 12 percent more likely to say that aid for Ukraine was a good idea than those without a college degree (58 percent). Similarly, white female college graduates were 8 percent more likely to say so than females without a college degree.

Results did not significantly differ between races, as 61 percent of Black respondents agreed that aid would be a good idea along with 62 percent of Latino respondents.

Results were also analyzed along other demographic breakdowns, with age group being the strongest indicator of difference.

Among those aged 30-44, 49 percent said sending aid was a good idea, compared to 79 percent for those aged 65 and older and 67 percent for people between 45 and 64.

A similar poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News at the beginning of April found a higher proportion of 76 percent of respondents who supported providing aid to Ukraine.

Eleven GOP senators voted against advancing the latest package of Ukraine aid earlier this week.

The package passed with a large majority in the House by a vote of 368-57. Republicans there also made up all of the “no” votes. 

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