Results of a Poll Conducted by the Bureau for Social Research in Serbia

A study by the Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI), conducted in the periods April 22-25 and May 2-5, 2019, showed that 45.5% of Serbian citizens see Serbia’s EU membership as the country’s most acceptable foreign policy, while 17.6% believe Serbia should join the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Data released as late as October 21, 2019 shows that only 2% of citizens support Serbia’s NATO and EU membership, at the same time.

Serbia’s EU membership is a priority for most high school graduates, while the majority of citizens with higher education have stated that Serbia should stay away from any kind of “Eastern” or “Western” integration.

The results also showed that citizens living in Eastern and Southern Serbia, especially in the areas bordering Bulgaria and Romania, are most supportive of EU membership. At the same time, the support for Serbia’s government neutrality policy in these areas is significantly less than in other areas.

Belgrade citizens overwhelmingly support neutrality policy, but do not support Serbia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Those citizens, who mainly watch the national RTS television, are more supportive of EU membership. The same result was obtained among viewers of Happy and Prva TVs (both nationally broadcast), while viewers of pro-government Pink TV, to a much lesser extent, support Serbia’s EU membership, but are also against membership in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Supporters of the ruling coalition between the Serbian Progressive Party and the Socialist Party of Serbia have given the following support: 45.1% are for Serbia’s EU membership, 29% are for neutrality and 25% are for the country’s membership of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Supporters of the opposition Alliance for Serbia have given the following support: 53.5% are in favor of Serbia’s EU membership, while 38.6% are in favor of neutrality.

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