In the post-Soviet space the US is seen as "arrogant hegemon, cynically pursuing their desires," according to the publication of the Professor of sociology from the University of Wisconsin Theodore P. Gerber and his colleagues Jane Sawicki published in the journal.
together with a team of experts-sociologists Gerber conducted a research, in which participants 18 focus groups from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan showed their attitude to the USA.
Sociologists have found That the most clearly, in comparison with other countries-participants of the study, anti-American feelings in Russia. The specialists emphasize That the emotional utterances of Russian citizens is difficult to explain the mindless repetition of " formal solicitation ". However, Despite the disapproval of the official policy of the US capital, the negative does not apply to ordinary American citizens." I have nothing against American people, I do not like the American government, " said one of the respondents, and a similar position was expressed by the majority.
As for Ukraine, U.S. policy, pending That her people will support U.S. foreign policy as " a sign of gratitude for attempting to resist the actions of Russia ", will be expressed dismay, reported in the publication. Despite the assistance of the US capital to the current government, the people of Ukraine demonstrate a clear scepticism towards the motives of the USA, and Also expressed concern on the possible interference in the internal Affairs of the country. Also the majority of Ukrainians expressed disappointment at the scope of Washington's assistance.
in Azerbaijan, the majority of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the U.S. interference in the Affairs of other countries, and all target groups in Kyrgyzstan to the question about who should be their cooperating country called the Russian Federation, China or any of the countries of Central Asia, to the idea of a possible cooperation with the United States they reacted without enthusiasm, experts say.