CSOP poll: NATO membership confers Romania increased security


Its NATO membership confers Romania an increased security in the context of the recent developments in Ukraine, according to 54 percent of the respondents to an opinion poll organised by TNS CSOP over March 21-27 and quoted by Agerpres. Thus, when asked: ‘In the context of the recent developments in Ukraine, to what extent do you think that Romania is protected in its capacity as a NATO member state?’, 54 percent of the respondents said that ‘It is very much protected’, 16 percent said ‘Not so much protected’ and 22 percent said that they didn’t feel able to give an opinion in this matter.
According to the same poll, 46 percent of the interviewed said that they knew nothing or very little about the situation in Ukraine, 32 considered themselves to be informed enough and 20 percent to be very much or very well informed.
Asked how they thought that the developments in Ukraine will reflect on the relations between Romania and Russia, 36 percent of the respondents, especially people aged over 65, living in the urban area and especially in the Muntenia region (southern Romania), said that they will probably get worse, while 46 percent said that they will remain as they are, 5 percent saying that they will improve. As regards the relations between Romania and Ukraine, only 18 percent of the interviewed considered that they will get worse, while 56 percent said that they will remain unchanged and 13 percent said that they will improve. With respect to the relations between Romania and Moldova, in the context of the recent developments in Ukraine, 11 percent of the respondents said that they will improve, while 57 percent that they will remain unchanged.

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