79 percent of residents support women's voluntary conscript service ({{commentsTotal}})

President Kersti Kaljulaid, greeting a unit of the Women's Defence League (Naiskodukaitse) on Independence Day, Feb. 24, 2017.
President Kersti Kaljulaid, greeting a unit of the Women's Defence League (Naiskodukaitse) on Independence Day, Feb. 24, 2017. Source: (Rene Suurkaev/ERR)

Nearly 80 percent of Estonian residents believe that women should have the right to enter voluntary conscript service, results of a study commissioned by the Ministry of Defence show.

Results of the study show that 79 percent of Estonians support voluntary conscript service of women. At the same time compulsory conscript service of women was supported by 3 percent of respondents, while 16 percent were opposed to women entering conscript service.

While 85 percent of Estonian-speaking respondents supported women having he right to enter voluntary conscript service, among Russian-speaking respondents the percentage was 67.

Residents were asked about the issue as part of a survey conducted by Turu-uuringute AS for the Ministry of Defence in March. 1,202 residents were interviewed.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

Source: BNS



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