Slim majority in favor of joining NATO

  • 2003-02-27
RIGAJust more than half of Latvians questioned in a recent survey believe speedy entry into NATO is an iron-clad security guarantee and in the country's best long-term interest.According to a poll conducted by the Riga-based SKDS company, 54.7 percent of the 1,000 respondents were in favor of quickly joining NATO, while about 15.6 percent were firmly opposed to joining and 19.6 percent skeptical of joining. Another 10 percent had no opinion.The poll had a margin of error of 2.8 percent.The poll was conducted in late January, before the recent dispute in NATO in which France, Germany and Bel...
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