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Americans' support for admitting Ukrainian refugees smashes historical Gallup records since 1939.

Before Russia invaded Ukraine this year, global approval of Russia's leadership stood at 33% in 2021.

Americans are strongly supportive of Ukraine and overwhelmingly favor economic sanctions against Russia.

Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.

Russia and Ukraine are major grain exporters, and the war between them will likely result in interruptions of supplies and increased food prices. For many countries around the globe, this may result in increased political instability.

More than 500,000 refugees have fled Ukraine since Thursday, many of them crossing into Poland, Moldova and Romania. Of Ukraine's western neighbors, these three countries were the most welcoming of migrants in 2019.

Fifty-two percent of Americans see the Russia-Ukraine conflict as a vital threat to U.S. interests, while U.S. sympathies lay largely with Ukraine. A record 85% view Russia unfavorably, while 62% view Ukraine positively.

The Russian government has demanded the withdrawal of NATO forces and equipment from alliance members in Eastern Europe. Before this, attitudes toward Russia had already soured following the country's annexation of Crimea.

As coronavirus deaths hit record highs in Ukraine, officials are battling strong vaccine hesitancy. Sixty-three percent of unvaccinated Ukrainians say they do not plan to get the vaccine.

Ukraine expert, Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, discusses what has changed in Ukraine since the Euromaidan and the priorities for Ukraine's next president.