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Support for accepting Ukrainian refugees has begun to grow in Estonia

Jun 7, 2023

Support for the reception of Ukrainian war refugees among Estonian residents, which fell to its lowest level in a year in April, began to grow again in May.

This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by Turu-meringue, ERR reports.

In May, 73% of residents believed that the state should accept Ukrainian war refugees if necessary. In April, the corresponding figure was 65%.

In May, 21% of respondents were against Estonia's acceptance of Ukrainian refugees, while the rest were unable to express an opinion on the matter.


To the question "In your opinion, should Estonia accept war refugees from Ukraine if necessary?" 35% answered: "Yes, of course," and another 38% said: "Rather, yes".

In May, 82% of Estonians supported the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees, while 56% of non-Estonians did not. The number of those who did not support it was 16% and 34%, respectively.

Compared to the April survey, the number of Estonians who support the reception of Ukrainian refugees has increased by 9 percentage points, and the number of non-Estonians has increased by 7 percentage points.

The latest poll was conducted from May 18 to 21. It involved 1256 Estonian residents aged 15 and older.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/06/2023

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