WASHINGTON — A majority of American and Soviet citizens have positive feelings about each other but remain wary of each other's governments, a poll released Saturday showed.
The poll, commissioned by Newsweek magazine and the Soviet press agency Novosti, showed that 81% of the Soviet respondents have a friendly attitude toward Americans and that 63% of Americans feel friendly toward the Soviets.
But the poll also showed that 58% of the Soviets questioned said they have negative feelings toward the U.S. government and that 75% of the American respondents have negative feelings toward the Kremlin.
The newsmagazine said the poll was the "first ever . . . conducted simultaneously and posing identical questions to citizens of both the United States and the Soviet Union."