The Eurasian Economic Union still enjoys a significant level of trust and support from the population of its five countries (from 50 to 83 percent), as well as
As noted, during the first years of the existence of the EEU (2015-2017), the most significant decline in public support for participation in the union was in Russia (from 78 to 68 percent of the population) and Armenia (from 56 to 50 percent).
In other EEU countries, public support for Eurasian integration was moderately reduced: in
Analysts of the bank believe that since 2015 Kyrgyzstan’s population demonstrates the most positive attitude towards membership in the EEU, which during this time has changed insignificantly — from 86 to 83 percent. But in 2014, only 50 percent of the country’s population supported the republic’s accession to the union, and 30 percent opposed it.
The authors of the report consider as «phenomenal» a high level of social ties between the countries of the union and trust towards each other, including
Answering the question, which countries, in the respondents’ opinion, are friendly and capable of supporting their country in a difficult moment, the majority, as in the past five years of observations, spoke in favor of the CIS region.
The greatest trust in neighbors in the CIS region is for the sixth consecutive year express the population of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan (in 2017 — 95, 94 and 90 percent).
At the same time,
The countries of the EEU and
The highest rates in 2017 were recorded in
As noted, EDB experts carried out surveys among the population in mid-2017.