In 1947, as the Iron Curtain was descending on Europe, Gallup found most Americans suspicious of Russia's military and cultural intentions.
The United States' decision to direct Voice of America broadcasts to Russia at the start of the Cold War met with considerable skepticism among Americans who doubted these would be effective, or even reach their target.
U.S. leadership gets highest approval ratings, Russia lowest
Gallup shared results last week from its World Poll surveys in Russia and 11 neighboring states on people's perceptions of Western and Russian news coverage of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea.
Gallup reviews its top world findings from 2015 based on surveys conducted in more than 140 countries through the Gallup World Poll.