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Apr 04, 2019

V4 countries in favor of NATO membership

According to the Nézőpont Research Institute, NATO membership is viewed favorably by 71 percent of all respondents in the Visegrad Four grouping and by 67 percent in Hungary

According to new research, NATO membership is viewed favorably by 71 percent of all respondents in the Visegrad Four grouping and by 67 percent in Hungary.

The Nézőpont Research Institute conducted a survey in 12 countries and regions in central Europe by asking 1,000 voting-age adults in NATO-members Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, in Germany’s Bavaria and former eastern German regions, as well as in Austria and Serbia.

The survey was conducted on the 70th anniversary of NATO and the 20th anniversary of the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

The survey found that 64 percent of respondents in the entire region expressed a highly favorable view on their country’s or region’s NATO membership whereas only 26 percent said the opposite. Translated into figures it means that 71 million out of the region’s 100 million residents supported membership in NATO, Nézőpont said.