According to a poll conducted by Britain’s Populus on behalf of Sputnik International News Agency and Radio, one in every five Germans (21%) is concerned by the issue of national security in relation to the potential deployment of NATO command posts in their country.
Ironically, almost one-third of Bulgarians (32%) are confident that the new NATO command posts in Eastern Europe will make their country less safe as well.
The highest percentage of those who view the deployment as enhancing their security was recorded in Poland (49%), followed by Hungary with 38%. In the United States, likewise, 42% percent of respondents believe that Europe will be better off with more NATO command posts.
The poll was conducted by Populus between September 25 and October 15, 2015. The sample, representative of the general population in terms of gender, age and geographic location, included 8,000 respondents in total or 1,000 per country (Great Britain, the US, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland). The confidence interval for the nationwide data was +/-3.1 percent, with a confidence level of 95 percent.
About the Sputnik.Polls Project
The international public opinion project kicked off in January 2015, in partnership with Populus, reputable British pollster. The project involves regular surveys in the United States and Europe on the most sensitive social and political issues.
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