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    Nation Divided: Nearly 50% of Moldovans Oppose Entry Into NATO

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    Nearly 50% of Moldova’s residents would be against joining NATO if a referendum on the issue were held next Sunday, according to a survey "Public Opinion Barometer."

    Nearly half of Moldova’s residents oppose the idea of their country joining NATO, according to a "Public Opinion Barometer" survey released in Kishinev on Thursday.

    "Overall, 48.3% of respondents did not support Moldova’s entry into NATO", executive director of the Public Policy Institute Arkady Barbarosie said.

    The survey results also showed that only 23.2% of residents would be in favor of Moldova joining NATO if a referendum on this issue were held next Sunday.  Most supporters of Moldova’s entry into NATO are young people aged 18 to 29 years (33%). NATO opponents in this age group constitute 44.1%.

    The poll was conducted in the period of March 28 — April 7, 2015, by the Institute for Sociological and Marketing Research CBS-AXA.

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