Survey: 88% people in Serbia against the country joining NATO, 84% oppose sanctions against Russia

An overwhelming majority of people in Serbia are against imposing sanctions on Russia, against membership in NATO and against European Union (EU) membership if it is conditioned by the recognition of Kosovo, show the results of a survey conducted by the New Serbian Political Thought (NSPM), published in the weekly Nedeljnik.

As many as 84 per cent of citizens are against imposing sanctions on Russia, 60 per cent say that it should not be done even if the EU threatens Serbia with sanctions while 19 per cent of respondents say that, in this case, sanctions against Russia should be imposed.

When asked who should be Serbia’s main foreign policy partner and support, 35 per cent of respondents did not know what to say, roughly 25 per cent said Russia, while 21.4 per cent chose the EU, namely Germany.

Just over 36 per cent of respondents are in favour of Serbia’s membership in the EU, 44 per cent are against it, however, if recognising Kosovo is a condition, then 82 per cent of respondents are against it.

A vast majority of respondents, 88 per cent, do not support membership in NATO, with over 55 per cent of respondents favour the Open Balkan initiative.

When it comes to political parties’ ratings, the survey results show that over 42 per cent of respondents would now vote for the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), 9.4 per cent for the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) and about eight per cent would support the opposition parties.

(Nedeljnik, 27.07.2022)


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