If a referendum on the entry into NATO was held, 30% of the Moldovans would vote against, 29% would vote for, while 29% would not go to vote, shows an opinion poll commissioned by the Information and Documentation Center on NATO in Moldova to Magenta Consulting, IPN reports.
In terms of attitude, 39% of the respondents said they have a positive or very positive attitude to NATO, while 34% have a negative or very negative attitude. 34% consider Moldova’s security benefits from the cooperation with NATO, while 27% believe this cooperation is a threat to the country’s security. Only 16% said they are informed about the NATO projects in Moldova, while 50% only heard about these.
Among the main reasons invoked by those who are against Moldova’s entry into NATO are the conviction that this will involve Moldova in wars, the country will no longer be independent and will be managed from outside and the belief that Moldova should remain neutral. Asked about the country’s neutrality, 48% of those surveyed said this status contributes to the country’s security, while 37% have an opposite opinion.
The data by demographic criteria show the men from Chisinau and those who do not watch Russian TV channels know more about NATO and have a better attitude to this organization.
The complete results of the poll will be published on www.nato.md and www.consulting.md.