Most Americans support expelling Russia from the G20



President Joe Biden said last week that Russia should be expelled from the Group of 20 — the G20 alliance of 19 nations and the European Union — over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Biden’s proposal is supported by most Americans. A YouGov poll conducted March 24 – 28 indicates that 55% of Americans strongly or somewhat support expelling Russia from the G20, with higher levels of support (68%) from Americans who are familiar with the group. Though support for Biden’s proposal is higher among Democrats (66%), there is also majority support from Independents (55%) and Republicans (54%).

By 44% to 14%, Americans support U.S. membership in the G20. About two in five (41%) are unsure. Unsurprisingly, support for removing Russia from the alliance is much higher among people who support U.S. membership in the G20 and likely see some value in being a part of it. Americans who are opposed to the U.S. being a part of the G20 are more closely divided (45% support, 33% oppose) on expelling Russia from the intergovernmental organization. 

— Ian Davis and Carl Bialik contributed to this article

Related: The NATO response Americans want if Russia uses chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons in Ukraine

See the toplines and crosstabs from this YouGov poll

Methodology: This U.S. News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,000 U.S. adult citizens interviewed online between March 24 – 28, 2022. This sample was weighted according to gender, age, race, and education based on the 2018 American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as news interest and 2020 Presidential votes (or non-votes). Respondents were selected from YouGov’s opt-in panel to be representative of all U.S. citizens. The margin of error is approximately 3% for the entire sample. 

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