Poll: Majority of Finns Oppose NATO Membership

Almost 60% of people questioned in a new poll say they are against Finnish membership of the military alliance.

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Finnish soldiers walking in the forest / Credit: Finnish Defence Command

The majority of Finns are opposed to joining NATO.

That’s according to a new survey for national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

Their survey was carried out at the end of October and found that 59% of people are against Finland joining the military alliance.

Just 22% were in favour of Finnish NATO membership.

And 19% said they couldn’t make up their minds.

According to the newspaper’s findings, the opposition to NATO spans all demographics in the country: men and women, old and young, and different political parties.

The only exceptions are supporters of the National Coalition Party NCP who are, as a group, more likely to be in favour of joining NATO.