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The study showed that the opinion of Russians about the cause of the unrest in the United States

More than 50% of Russians do not consider racial discrimination and racism are the main causes of the riots in the United States, evidenced by the results of a survey of Fund "Public opinion" (FOM).

From the end of may in many major American cities held protests and unrest after the death of the African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. One of the policemen, who for a few minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.

Respondents were asked to choose which position is closer to them: the first is the main cause of the riots is racism, racial discrimination, or the second - main reason in other. So, 53% of respondents said that they rather adhere to the second position. The view that the reason was racism, expressed by only 29%, and 17% were undecided.

According to the survey, most believe that blacks are rarely discriminated against, it was in the age groups from 18 to 30 years and 31 to 45 more than half (58%). Among Russians from 46 to 60 years, this opinion is shared by 37%, and only 31% in the group of Russians older than 60 years.

According to the study, among those that sees the cause of the riots is something else, most of the respondents assume the role of political, election campaign (8%), and people's discontent with the authorities or poor work of the authorities (7%). There were also variations such as "unemployment, social inequality, poor financial status", "permissiveness, impunity, especially the nature and behavior of Americans."

According to the survey, 43% of respondents think that the American police are with respect to both the white and African Americans, the opposite view is held by 37%, they believe that the police is especially tough on African Americans. At the same time, 35% of respondents said that police in the United States responds to actions of the protesters as it should, 29% said the response was too hard, and 12% - too soft.

Poll "Omnibus" was held from 19 to 21 June among 1,000 respondents over 18 years through telephone interviews and through door-to-door surveys. Statorseite not greater than 3.8%.