Survey: Estonians' support of EU membership climbs to 67 percent ({{commentsTotal}})

The flags of Estonia and the EU.
The flags of Estonia and the EU. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

Estonian residents' support of the country's membership in the EU has increased over the last year, with as many as 67 percent of Eurobarometer survey respondents in March indicating they believed that EU membership was good for the country.

This indicator is four percent higher than in a similar survey conducted one year ago as well as higher than the average across all 28 EU member states, which was 57 percent.

Six percent of survey respondents indicated that EU membership was bad for Estonia, a one-percent drop compared to a year prior, and significantly lower than the EU average of 14 percent.

Of respondents in Estonia, 24 percent could not say whether EU membership was good or bad for the country, similar to the EU-wide average of 26 percent.

According to the executive summary presenting the findings of the survey commissioned by the European Parliament, the ratio of Europeans who see EU membership as good for their countries has climbed to 2007 levels, preceding the economic crisis. At the same time, ratios varied greatly by country.

Kantar Emor interviewed 1,017 Estonian residents between March 18-27. Across Europe, a total of 27,901 people were interviewed for the Eurobarometer survey.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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