70% of Spaniards agree with NATO sending weapons to Ukraine, according to the CIS

70% of Spaniards agree with NATO sending weapons to Ukraine, according to the CIS

Seven out of ten Spaniards believe that NATO should send "military material, weapons or ammunition" to the people of Ukraine so that they can defend themselves, according to the latest CIS barometer, which has asked the population about various issues of the conflict in the European country after the invasion of Russia.

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The March report, whose field study was carried out coinciding with the start of the conflict, between March 1 and 11, states that 36% "strongly agree" that the Atlantic alliance sent offensive material to Ukraine and that 34.9% are "quite in agreement" with it. On the other hand, 12.7% of those surveyed are "quite" in disagreement that NATO countries should not provide this material and 8.4 believe that it should not be done under any circumstances.

The preparation of the survey took place in full internal division within the coalition government on the shipment of arms bilaterally to the European country and the matter produced a clash even within United We Can, since the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, agreed with the decision announced by Pedro Sánchez.

The CIS has also asked about a possible military intervention by the Atlantic alliance if Russia does not withdraw its troops from the invaded country. Just over 51% believe that NATO should intervene. 23.9% strongly agree and 28% quite agree with it, while 14.5% believe that this decision should never be made.

The survey finds much more consensus on issues such as hosting refugees or sending humanitarian aid. More than 97% strongly agree or somewhat agree with “accommodating and helping” refugees from the conflict, and a similar percentage believe that humanitarian aid should be sent.

The conflict unleashed in the country after the invasion of Russian troops on February 24 worries the Spanish "a lot" or "quite a lot". 38.6% of those surveyed are very worried about the consequences of the conflict and 47.8% are quite worried. Only 1.3 remain indifferent to the war.

A large majority also considers that the invasion will have consequences for the economic situation of the Spanish. 39.8% think that it will affect their pockets a lot and 44.8% think that it will do so quite a lot. Specifically, they believe that it will mostly have consequences on the price of fuel.

In favor of the position of the Government and the EU

A majority of the participants in the CIS survey agree both with the position of the Government in the conflict and with that of the European Union or NATO. In total, 62.8% are in favor of the Executive's position, a majority within which 12% strongly agree and 27.7% quite a bit.

A slightly higher percentage is in favor of how the European Union is acting in the face of the invasion. Nearly 25% disapprove of it a lot or quite a bit. Almost 60%, somewhat less, show their support for NATO's movements and only 9.4% strongly agree with the alliance's position.

After the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski, who got a score of 7.37, the Spaniards above all valued the management of the conflict by the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, who got a score of 6.74, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, with a 6.73. The Spanish approve with a 5.39 the management that Pedro Sánchez is developing.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, gets a 1.35 and 52.7% consider that their opinion of the character has worsened after recent events. The barometer also asks those surveyed for their opinion of different countries and 22.7% say they have "no sympathy" for the Russians, the country worst off in this regard among others such as the Chinese, Japanese, North Americans or from different countries. European nationalities.

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