NDI: 72% support EU membership, 61%- NATO
72% of respondents support Georgia’s membership in the EU, whereas 18% consider it unacceptable- a recent survey conducted by the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) revealed.
According to the NDI’s similar survey conducted back in July 2016, the number of those supporting Georgia’s membership in EU was the same (72%), whereas those who opposed it made 16%.
The ruling team members believe that considerable results have been achieved in terms of EU integration, since Georgian community has great expectations with regard to visa liberalization.
As far as the NATO is concerned, the number of those supporting Georgia’s integration into the North-Atlantic Alliance has reduced. 61% of respondents support country’s integration into NATO, whereas 25% oppose it. According to the previous survey findings, membership in NATO was acceptable for 64% of respondents, whereas 22% found it unacceptable.
Opposition calls on the government to intensify communication with the public on NATO integration issue.
NDI survey was conducted in the period from November 4 till December 4, 2016. Overall 3,141 people were surveyed throughout Georgia (except for the occupied regions) based on representative sampling method.