Survey: Majority of Finns Oppose NATO Membership

29% of participants in Finnish poll support joining NATO

From Yle:  The Yle survey conducted by pollster Taloustutkimus found that most Finns oppose Finland’s membership in NATO – some 52 percent of a sample of about 1,000 respondents.

Moreover, a slightly larger percentage still didn’t take a liking to the idea of NATO membership, even if neighbouring Sweden were to also join the alliance – some 59 percent. Just 28 percent supported the idea of following Sweden into the military pact.

Taloustutkimus research director Juho Rahkonen said that the position of ordinary Finns on NATO membership has remained more or less constant across a number of different surveys since the beginning of the 1990s.  (graphic: Taloustutkimus

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