Residents of Finland now consider the threat of an aggressive war more likely than three years ago.
This is stated in the study, the results of which were published on the website of the Finnish Ministry of Internal Affairs, reports Yevropeiska Pravda.
The number of respondents who consider war to be a likely threat has increased by 15 percentage points compared to the previous survey in 2020.
Researchers believe that this is due to Russia's war against Ukraine, as well as the discussion about the political position of Russia and Finland.
This is also reflected in questions about the need for civilian protection: nine out of ten Finns believe that civilian protection is a necessary security measure.
At the same time, Finns consider a pandemic a less likely threat this year than in 2020
About 3000 Finnish residents took part in the study. The survey has been conducted every three years since 1992.
Author - Olena Madiak, 29/05/2023