According to the results of a nationwide survey conducted by the “Rating Sociological Group” on Oct. 1-2, the level of support for joining NATO among Ukrainians is currently the highest ever recorded in polling.
It is noted that 83 percent of respondents would support joining the alliance in a referendum, 4 percent would oppose it, and 9 percent would not vote. In June by comparison, only 76 percent of respondents favored joining.
Similarly, 86 percent of respondents would support Ukraine’s accession to the European Union (EU) in the event of a referendum. Only 3 percent would oppose it.
Unlike joining the EU, joining NATO is perceived somewhat more cautiously by residents of the east of the country: 69 percent are in favor of joining, 9 percent are against and 17 percent would not vote.
Despite this, compared to the previous survey, favorability towards joining the alliance has increased among residents of the east . In June, 55 percent indicated support, compared to 20 percent against and 22 percent who would not vote.
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