The Vast Majority of Europeans Support Arms Supplies to Ukraine and Sanctions against Russia

Sunday, 13 March 2022

Almost 80% of EU citizens are in favor of economic sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that they are painful for all parties.

These are results of the public opinion survey held in Germany, France, Italy and Poland, reports European Pravda.

In a poll on March 3-7, following the toughest sanctions package, European citizens were asked whether they personally support the economic pressure imposed by the West against Russia.

Support for anti-Russian economic sanctions in France was the lowest among the polled states, but it is still very high. 72% of French people support tough sanctions pressure (48% of them "definitely support", 24% "rather support"). Only 7% "do not support" at all and 9% "rather do not support" the imposed sanctions, 12% could not answer.

In Germany and Italy, support for the sanctions is much higher - 80% declared support (57% definite support). In Poland, support for pressure on Russia is absolute - 91% with 79%  of "definitely support").

Extrapolation to the entire EU population by the study estimates 79% support.

All the countries surveyed reveal support for the supply of military equipment to Ukraine, too.

In France, there are 65% of supporters, 20% of opponents and a significant proportion (15%) hesitating. In Germany, 66% support the supply of weapons, 28% against. In Italy, support is the lowest, but also relatively high - 57% for, 35% against.

In Poland, support for arms supplies is absolute - 91% in favor, only 5% against.

Earlier, EuroPravda reported that the vast majority of Germans, French and Italians support Ukraine's accession to the EU.

The survey was conducted jointly by the French Jean Jaurès Foundation (a well-recognized organization close to the Socialist Party) and the Ukrainian Yalta European Strategy (YES). Between March 3 and 7, at their request, sociological companies surveyed over 4,000 people representing the population of Germany, France, Italy and Poland over the age of 18.

The data were also interpolated to estimate all-European picture, given that these 4 countries represent the views of the EU regions, and taking into account the distribution of population in these regions.

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