German citizens prefer the USA as a closer partner than Russia

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The Germans want the US to be a close partner of the Federal Republic rather than Russia.

This is the result of a survey by the opinion research institute Kantar / Emnid for the Focus. According to this, 39 percent want the United States as a closer partner and 25 percent Russia.

31 percent opted for none of the countries, five percent did not provide any information. In eastern Germany, 46 percent of the population would like Russia as a closer partner (compared to 23 percent for the USA), in the west 42 percent of the population would like the USA as a closer partner (compared to 21 percent for Russia). For the survey, Kantar / Emnid interviewed a total of 1.021 people on September 8 and 9, 2020.