Reuters/Ipsos Data: Russia

Friday, October 28, 2016

Washington, DC- The Reuters/Ipsos Data: Russia Topline was released today.

  • Nearly three quarters of Americans are aware of the Democratic Party officials’ emails being hacked (73%).
    • Among those, Independents are least familiar with only two thirds aware (66%).
  • A quarter of Americans (24%) think that Russia poses an imminent threat to the United States. This is nearly consistent across all party identifications (Democrats-28%, Republicans- 25%, Independents-25%)
  • Over one half of Americans think that Russia is supporting Donald Trump (51%).
  • Americans also think that the Russian government is trying to influence the presidential election (55%)
  • Nearly three-quarters (71%) of Americans think that Russia is trying to influence the presidential election by hacking and releasing information on Hillary Clinton.
  • A similar number (74%) say that Donald Trump should condemn Russia’s actions.

Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted October 18-24, 2016 on behalf Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 2,008 adults, including 860 Democrats, 741 republicans, and 235 Independents, age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English.The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all respondents (see link below for more info on Ipsos online polling “Credibility Intervals”). Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=2,008, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=4). The poll also has a credibility interval plus or minus 3.8 percentage points for Democrats, plus or minus 4.1 percentage points for Republicans, and plus or minus 7.3 percentage points for Independents.

The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit

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Clifford Young
President, US Public Affairs
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Julia Clark
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs

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Reuters/Ipsos Data: Russia

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
Clifford Young
President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
Julia Clark
Senior Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs