Nearly a quarter of the 1,080 people surveyed were unable to comment.
Because the last two studies were conducted online and preceded by telephone, the results are not directly comparable throughout the 20-year history of the study.
Helsingin Sanomat emphasized that support for membership has increased over the past couple of weeks among all respondent groups, not just individual demographics.
Sakari NurmelaKantar TNS’s director of research said he was not particularly surprised by the seven-point increase in support for the membership and the five-point drop in opposition in a short period of time.
“Fluctuations in the outlook in the short term are natural during a change,” he said. “You can be pretty sure that most Finns support NATO membership. Given the phenomenon and nature of the matter, it is no wonder that views are still not fully established. ”
Men (72%) were more supportive of NATO membership than women (50%). People under the age of 30 were the most prepared for membership in the age group, although a narrow majority of them expressed support for joining.
The results also show that those who consider themselves supporters of the right-wing parties are more likely to support membership than supporters of the left-wing parties.
President Sauli Niinistö on wednesday stated The Swedish broadcaster Svenska YLE stated that the results of recent surveys should show sufficient public support for membership, which is a requirement for NATO candidates.
“NATO needs to know that there is public support. We already have it, I think, he commented. “I haven’t noticed anyone claiming that NATO investigations are not telling how that is. If we accept this view, we will accept that the majority will think so. “
Niinistö has in the past raised the idea of measuring an advisory referendum or a large public survey on the transfer.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page