NewsMajority of Poles support an EU unified army in response to Russia

Majority of Poles support an EU unified army in response to Russia

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3:21 PM EDT, March 11, 2024
In the survey conducted by United Surveys for Wirtualna Polska, respondents were asked if they thought the European Union should establish a single, supranational army in the event of aggression from Russia. The idea of such a military force has been previously proposed by various leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron.
The results revealed that over 60% of those polled are in favor of this idea, with 33.6% expressing strong approval and 26.9% somewhat agreeing.

Despite the majority support, there is a notable opposition within society. Specifically, 13.9% of participants were slightly opposed, while 18.1% were strongly against it. Additionally, 7.5% were undecided on the matter.

The highest levels of support for this proposal come from the voters of the governing coalition. A joint European army is favored by 76% of Civic Coalition voters, 71% of The Left supporters, and 64% of those backing the Third Way.
However, among Third Way voters, skepticism regarding the current government's policies is highest. In particular, 33% of voters supporting the Poland 2050 and PSL alliance are against the idea of an EU army.
The opinion among Law and Justice supporters is deeply split regarding this proposal; 43% are in favor, while 44% are against. The remaining 13% were unable to provide a definitive answer.
Opposition is strongest among Confederation voters, with a vast majority (85%) rejecting the concept of a supranational European army. Only 15% support the idea.
The survey was conducted by United Surveys for Wirtualna Polska from February 22 to 24, 2024, implementing the CATI&CAWI method with a sample of 1,000 respondents.
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