"50 pct of Serbians want to join EU, 73 pct say no to NATO"

One half of Serbian citizens believe that the country should join the EU, while 37 percent oppose the idea, a new poll conducted by CeSID shows.

Source: Tanjug

The survey also revealed that "73 percent of the nation is against membership in NATO," Tanjug reported, quoting data gathered by the NGO from June 10 until June 20.

CESID Program Director Djordje Vukovic has told a news conference that the number of those opposed to EU membership "increased considerably compared to the previous polls," stating that in 2011, the figure was 62 percent - " while as many as 66 percent of the nation were in favor of it in 2013," said Tanjug.

The survey showed that support to joining NATO was also in decline - only 12 percent of citizens believe that Serbia should be a member-state of the military alliance, "while in 2012, that percentage was 25 percent."

According to Vukovic, CeSID’s poll, conducted with the support of USAID on a representative sample of 1,000 adult respondents, showed also a decline of trust in state institutions - 31 percent of the people believe the government, 27 percent trust in the institution of the President of the Republic, 20 percent believe the parliament and seven percent have confidence in political parties.


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