Are there any multi-country EU polls (like those conducted by Eurostat or Pew, although not necessarily just by those orgs) on the topic of Russian-language policies in former Soviet republics that are either full EU members or EU associates?
Basically, I'd like to know how the language policies of the countries with significant Russian-speaking minorities (especially the Baltics and Ukraine) are perceived by "average" EU citizens outside those countries where the said minorities reside.
I can easily find dozens of papers written by academics on the issue of the treatment of the Russian minorities in said countries, and likewise some statements by human rights organizations, but (here) I'm interested/asking how this Russian language issue is perceived on the street rather than in the "ivory towers" or in human-rights activist/specialist circles. I know that the topic might not be too suitable for polling, because informed answers require knowledge that might not easily exist in the general EU public, especially given changes over time in legislation in the countries with Russian minorities, how that legislation is implemented in practice etc. Nevertheless, just on the level of sentiment [well informed or not], I think it would be interesting to know how this issue is perceived more broadly in the EU, e.g. are Russian speakers perceived as getting a "fair treatment" or not (or "I don't know"), if you ask a random EU citizen on the street. More recent polls would be preferable.