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Almost 75% of Population See Russia as Successful Venue for World Cup – Poll

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 73 percent of people who took part in a global survey are happy with Russia being the host of the upcoming FIFA World Cup, a poll conducted by Ipsos MORI revealed Thursday.

According to the poll, the Serbs are the most optimistic (95 percent), followed by the Chinese and the Indians (90 and 86 percent, respectively).

There were only two countries where the majority of the public did not think Russia would be a successful host nation for the World Cup. These were the United Kingdom (41 percent) and Poland (45 percent).

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In regards to another question about security, 91 percent of the Serbs believe it is safe to travel to Russia for the tournament, while only 30 percent of the UK residents think that Russia will be safe.

The poll was conducted from April 20 to May 4 among over 12,000 respondents aged 16 to 64 and living in a total of 27 countries.

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