Audacious Epigone conjures up a graph of a 2017 Reuters poll on Russia: Threat or Menace?
The Jewish sample size is only 63, so take this with a grain of statistical salt. But, yeah, hysteria over Russia is, more than anything else, an old Jewish Democrat thing: Bubbe told me about the Czar and his Cossacks and now they’re back!
The striking lack of self-skepticism among American Jews in recent years contributes to Jews getting in mental ruts over old obsessions with nobody daring to laugh at them. After awhile, who is left to even notice how funny this mania is?