NewsMajority of Germans fear Ukraine conflict spreading to NATO territory, survey reveals

Majority of Germans fear Ukraine conflict spreading to NATO territory, survey reveals

Demonstration of support for Ukraine in Berlin, February 24, 2024.
Demonstration of support for Ukraine in Berlin, February 24, 2024.
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3:43 PM EST, February 25, 2024

This recent opinion poll conducted in Germany delivers unsettling insights. A significant majority of the country's citizens exhibit apprehension over the possible extension of the armed conflict in Ukraine into NATO territory. Moreover, every second person surveyed expressed their belief that the integration of Ukrainian refugees into German society has not been successful.

The research undertaken by the Insa institute for the newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" reveals that a total of 61 percent of German citizens are fearful of the Ukrainian war spreading to Western countries. Only 31 percent of respondents believe the likelihood of such an occurrence is minimal.

Integration Seen as Unsuccessful

The survey also inquired about the status of Ukrainian refugees in Germany who arrived there following the Russian invasion of Ukraine two years ago. Mere 28 percent of respondents believe that these individuals have been successfully integrated into society. A significant majority, 51 percent, consider the integration to have been unsuccessful.

Furthermore, almost half of the population (49 percent) believes that refugees receive excessive support in Germany. A meager 5 percent of those surveyed believe that aid for Ukrainians should increase. However, more than a third of respondents (35 percent) believe the current level of support is satisfactory.

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