22 May 2018 17:46

USAID-funded poll shows over 40% of Ukrainians want to join NATO

KYIV. May 22 (Interfax) - Many Ukrainians would vote to join NATO in a hypothetical referendum, according to the poll conducted by the sociological group Rating.

As of March 2018, 43% of Ukrainians supported joining NATO, 33% were against, 7% had no intention to vote, and 18% were undecided.

In December 2017, the numbers were 37% for and 26% against, while 12% would not vote; in September, 43%, 29%, and 11%, respectively.

Thirty-four percent of the respondents polled in March 2014 said they would vote for Ukraine's entry into NATO, 43% were against, and 9% said they would not vote.

The sociologists polled 2,400 Ukrainian citizens older than 18 across the country (excluding the uncontrolled lands of Donbas) between March 15 and 31 on the request of the International Republican Institute (IRI).

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the poll.