Record High 83% Of Ukrainians Support Accession to NATO

Monday, 3 October 2022

83% of Ukrainians would vote for joining NATO in a referendum - the record high support in history.

In a referendum, 83% would support joining NATO, 4% would vote against it, and 9% would not vote, according to the sociological group "Rating."

In addition, 86% of respondents would support Ukraine's accession to the European Union in a referendum (3% against, 7% would not vote). Support for joining the EU is unanimous among representatives of all macro-regions and age groups.

In June 2022, 76% supported joining NATO.

Contrary to joining the EU, residents of Eastern Ukraine are more cautious about joining NATO (69% - for joining, 9% - against, 17% - would not come to vote). Despite this, compared to the previous survey, the dynamics of support for joining the Alliance among residents of this macro-region is very positive (in June, 55% were in favor, 20% were against, 22% would not vote).

The survey was conducted on October 1-2, 2022.

On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his nation submitted an "accelerated" application to join the NATO military alliance and called on Western partners to implement the proposals for security guarantees prepared by Ukraine, outlined in the Kyiv Security Compact.

Read also: Ukraine Demands "Accelerated Accession" to NATO. What Is behind This Decision?

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