Poll: Arab youth believes that its main ally Russia, not USA

MOSCOW, 5 may — RIA Novosti. Arab youth no longer believes that its main ally the United States. This is evidenced by studies ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, the results of which leads Buzzfeed.

Answering the question, who is the main ally of the Arab countries, 21% of respondents named Russia. For comparison, last year thought so only nine percent.

The leader of the 2016 United States of America – lost their positions. If then, Americans believed the allies 25% of respondents, now this opinion is shared by only 17%. While 49% have said that the US is their enemy.

According to the study, the main reason for the changing mood of the people was the coming to power of Donald trump. Negatively treat him 83% of the respondents. By this measure, he surpassed even Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who didn’t like 52% and 77% of young Arabs respectively.

In the survey, which was conducted from 7 February to 7 March, was attended by 3,500 people aged 18 to 24 years from 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Syrian citizens are not interviewed.