Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Poll: There Is Support For NATO Among Member States, But Not Much Support In The Event Of War
PEW Research Center: Support for NATO is widespread among member nations
NATO members will hold a summit this week in Warsaw, Poland, at a time when the alliance is facing many challenges, including political uncertainty in Europe. But a spring 2016 Pew Research Center survey of nine EU nations, the U.S. and Canada finds positive views of the military alliance.
A median of 57% across the 11 NATO member countries surveyed voiced favorable views of the coalition, with only about a quarter (median of 27%) expressing negative opinions.
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WNU Editor: Support for NATO is there, but when asked the question .... should member states defend another member in the event of war .... support is nearly split, with the strongest opposition on the European mainland where such a war will be primarily fought.