Seven out of ten Spaniards believe that NATO should send “military material, weapons or ammunition” to the people of Ukraine so that they can defend themselves, according to the latest CIS barometer, which has asked the population about various issues of the conflict in the European country after the invasion of Russia.
Sánchez rectifies and will send weapons bilaterally to Ukraine
The March report, whose field study was carried out coinciding with the start of the conflict, between March 1 and 11, states that 36% “strongly agree” that the Atlantic alliance sent offensive material to Ukraine and that 34.9% are “quite in agreement” with it. On the other hand, 12.7% of those surveyed are “quite” in disagreement that NATO countries should not provide this material and 8.4 believe that it should not be done under any circumstances.
The preparation of the survey took place in full internal division within the coalition government on the shipment of weapons bilaterally to the European country and the matter produced a clash even within United We Can, since the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, agreed with the decision announced by Pedro Sánchez.
The survey finds much more consensus on issues such as hosting refugees or sending humanitarian aid. More than 97% strongly agree or somewhat agree with “accommodating and helping” refugees from the conflict, and a similar percentage believe that humanitarian aid should be sent.
The conflict unleashed in the country after the invasion of Russian troops on February 24 worries the Spanish “a lot” or “quite a lot”. 38.6% of those surveyed are very worried about the consequences of the conflict and 47.8% are quite worried. Only 1.3 remain indifferent to the war.
A large majority also considers that the invasion will have consequences for the economic situation of the Spanish. 39.8% think that it will affect their pockets a lot and 44.8% think that it will do so quite a lot. Specifically, they believe that it will mostly have consequences on the price of fuel.