In the premises of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Banja Luka, the results of the first out of three surveys on attitudes of Republika Srpska citizens on NATO and Euro-Atlantic integration were presented. The results of the research were presented by Mr. Borislav Vukojevic, Head of the Polling Center of the Faculty of Political Sciences, with the presence of the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences Mr. Zdravko Zlokapa, PhD, Mr. Aleksandar Draganić, Research and Policy Development Coordinator in Eda, academia and media representatives.
Findings from a conducted survey on attitudes of Republika Srpska citizens on NATO and Euro-Atlantic integration show that Republika Srpska citizens do not want to join NATO, but prefer to join the European Union.
More than half of respondents are against joining NATO. Accession of BiH to NATO support more than 20% of respondents, while 8.5% would support NATO accession if Serbia does the same.
On the other hand, more than 60% of the respondents support accession of BiH to the European Union. Youth (up to 35 years) are the least supportative to the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO and the European Union.
The survey was conducted using the CATI (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing) methodology on a multiphase multi-stage sample of 1,000 adult citizens of Republika Srpska in period of 5 working days in October 2019.
The research findings are available at: http://bit.ly/2Kp4PRw
The project “Starting a Discussion on NATO Integration in Republika Srpska” is implemented by Eda and funded by the US Embassy in BiH.