Do you think the Russian state was responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury?*

Perceptions on Russian responsibility for the Salisbury poisoning in the UK 2018 This statistic shows the results of a survey of UK adults regarding the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on 4 March 2018 in Salisbury, and whether they thought the Russian state was responsible or not. According to this survey most UK adults believe the Russian state had at least some degree of culpability, with 38 percent believing Russia was probably responsible and 37 percent being almost certain of this. Only 1 percent of respondents were almost certain Russia bore no responsiblity for the attack.
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Percentage of respondents
The Russian state was almost certainly responsible for the poisoning37%
The Russian state was probably responsible for the poisoning38%
The Russian state was probably not responsible for the poisoning4%
The Russian state was almost certainly not responsible for the poisoning1%
Don't know19%
Percentage of respondents
The Russian state was almost certainly responsible for the poisoning37%
The Russian state was probably responsible for the poisoning38%
The Russian state was probably not responsible for the poisoning4%
The Russian state was almost certainly not responsible for the poisoning1%
Don't know19%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey of UK adults regarding the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on 4 March 2018 in Salisbury, and whether they thought the Russian state was responsible or not. According to this survey most UK adults believe the Russian state had at least some degree of culpability, with 38 percent believing Russia was probably responsible and 37 percent being almost certain of this. Only 1 percent of respondents were almost certain Russia bore no responsiblity for the attack.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Survey time period
March 23-26, 2018
Number of respondents
1,658 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
UK Adults
Supplementary notes
* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "This month, three people, including Sergei Skripral, a former Russian spy, were taken seriously ill in the UK after being poisoned by a nerve agent. From what you have seen or heard about this event, do you think the Russian state were or were not responsible for the poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter"

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