55% Favor US Joining NATO Allies in Sending Troops to Protect Ukraine; 21% Disagree

If all NATO countries send troops to protect Ukraine, 55% of voters believe the United States should also send troops. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 21% disagree and 24% are not sure.

However, just 33% believe the United States should go it alone while 32% are opposed.

The survey, conducted just before President Biden’s press conference, found that 65% believed it likely that Russia would invade Ukraine.

After being informed that Russia has warned against a future expansion of NATO, 46% believe NATO should invite Ukraine to join the alliance. Fifteen percent (15%) are opposed and 39% are not sure.

In considering these numbers, it is important to recognize how little voters have been focusing on this issue. Only 14% of voters are following news stories on the topic Very Closely. Another 37% say they are following it Somewhat Closely.

More broadly, 81% of voters believe it is important for the United States to play a leading role in global affairs and international policy.

Rather than trying to maintain our status as the world’s leading superpower, 27% think the United States should share global leadership with China and Russia.

Overall, 42% of voters have confidence in President Biden as Commander in Chief. Fifty-four percent (54%) do not. These figures generally reflect the president’s job approval ratings.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on January 18-19, 2022. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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