Over 64% of fYRO Macedonian citizens favor EU accession, 66% want NATO membership

Over 64% of fYRO Macedonian citizens favor EU accession, 66% want NATO membership
A poll by the Institute for Political Research-Skopje (IPIS) shows that 64.2 percent of fYRO Macedonian citizens favor EU accession while 66 percent want NATO membership.

Eighteen percent of respondents are against EU accession, while 17.8 percent are undecided. In comparison to the 2016 poll, 66.9 percent of fYRO Macedonian citizens favored EU accession, while 24.8 were against.

Regarding NATO, 15.3 percent are against, while 18.7 percent are undecided. In 2016, 70.7 percent favored the NATO accession, while 21.4 were against.

A total of 45.4 percent of respondents believe that relations with Greece will improve in the future, while 15.5 percent claim they will worsen.

Asked about current relations between fYRO Macedonia and Greece, 20.9 percent say they are good, 31.7 percent-somewhat good, 26.3 percent-somewhat poor, 14.9 percent-poor.

When asked about interpersonal relations between the two countries, 23.3 percent of respondents say they are good, 37.6 percent-somewhat good, 22.6 percent-somewhat poor, 10.2 percent-poor.

The IPIS poll was carried out on a sample of 1,113 adults from fYRO Macedonia in the period between 16-21 December 2017./IBNA

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