Over 60% of Ukrainians support EU integration, 54% support Ukraine’s NATO membership

Some 62% of Ukrainians support their country’s membership of the European Union, while 54% support Ukraine’s membership of NATO, according to a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center between 23 and 28 April 2021.

“If a referendum on Ukraine’s membership in NATO were to take place in the near future, the vast majority (71%) of Ukrainians surveyed would participate, demonstrating the great public interest in the strategic direction of the country. country. Some 54% of Ukrainians polled are ready to vote for [their country] join NATO, 31% are against and 15% are undecided, ”said the poll.

In addition, according to the study, the level of public support for European integration has traditionally been slightly higher than support for Euro-Atlantic integration.

“Some 62% of all respondents voted for Ukraine’s membership of the EU, and 26% voted against membership. At the same time, the share of supporters of membership greatly exceeds the share of opponents in all age groups, regardless of the gender of the respondents. The balance between “for” and “against” varies considerably depending on the region of residence, but remains in favor of supporters of EU membership, “the study shows.

Sociologists have also studied the views of Ukrainians on possible threats to their state. According to the vast majority of respondents, the most relevant threats for Ukraine are threats from Russia (74%) and external aggressions (72%). The majority of respondents also consider the internal and external threats relevant: separatism (63%), international terrorism (53%) and the growth of extremism in Ukraine (49%).

The study was carried out by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center in all regions of Ukraine except Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Some 2,021 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed. The survey’s margin of error is 2.3%.


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