Georgia is greatest NATO supporter among post-soviet countries – Gallup
A recent Gallup poll shows 8 percent of Georgians see NATO as a ‘threat’, and 37 percent associate it with ‘protection’, a result that makes Georgia appear as arguably the greatest supporter of the North-Atlantic Alliance in the post-soviet space.
Russia eyes the alliance especially warily, as a whooping 67 percent of the people polled there said they thought it might present a threat to their country, and only 3 percent described it as a potential protection.
In Ukraine, the threat and protection perceptions ratio was 29 to 35 percent.
Moldova’s support for the alliance proved even smaller, as only 16 percent said they perceived it as a protection, as opposed to the 27 percent of those who said it was a threat.
NATO associates with protection for 8 percent of Armenians and 3 percent of Belarusians.
The poll results were released on February 11. 2,000 people had been interviewed by phone in each of the countries. The survey’s margin of error is 2,7%.