According to the poll, which was conducted by the CRCC for the National Democratic Institute (NDI), 83 percent of Georgians said they approved of the country's goal to join the European Union, 9 percent rejected the idea, while the remaining 7 percent said that they did not care.
Meanwhile, 78 percent of Georgians said they supported the government's stated goal to become a NATO member, 13 percent said they disagreed with the objective, while 9 percent turned out to be indifferent on the matter.
EU and NATO membership has been among the priorities of Georgia's foreign policy. Brussels and Tbilisi signed the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in 2014, which entered into force two years later. In March 2017, the European Union allowed visa-free travel for all Georgian citizens for a period of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
The cooperation between Georgia and NATO began soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union when the country joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council in 1992 and NATO's Partnership for Peace program two years later. In 2008, NATO leaders decided that Georgia might become a member of the bloc provided the country met all the necessary requirements. As Georgia continues its path toward NATO integration, it has been assisted by the NATO-Georgia Commission, which was established in 2008 to support the country in its reform efforts.