40.4% of Spaniards support the Government’s actions in the war in Ukraine and there is a comfortable majority who support measures such as sending arms to the resistance against Russia, but fear continues to grow for its economic effects, according to the Barometer of the Centre for Sociological Research (CIS) for the month of March.
The survey, released yesterday, was carried out in the first nine days of the month, after the Council of Ministers approved shock measures to alleviate the economic consequences of the conflict, and shows that support for the position of the Executive in the conflict grew by seven tenths of a percentage point compared to the previous month.
The survey indicates that support for the European Union’s action is 41.3% and for NATO’s attitude is supported by 36.6%.
In addition, the majority of respondents (70.3%) continue to support the sending of arms to Ukraine and economic sanctions against Russia (88%).
However, support for NATO intervention if the invasion continues fell slightly to 45%, compared to 51.9% the previous month.
Concern about the conflict itself has decreased among Spaniards. While 86.4% were very or fairly worried at the start of the conflict, this percentage has now fallen to 79.4%. Moreover, in the list of national problems it has fallen from ninth to eighteenth place (3.7%).
On the other hand, concern about its repercussions on the national economy has increased, with 84.5% predicting a great deal last month and 86.9% now believing this to be the case. Specifically, 86.3% believe that it will have an impact on fuel prices and 81.2% on the price of agricultural products.
Concern about the economic crisis is also evident in other sections of the survey, such as the one that reflects that the current situation is bad or very bad for 72.6% of those interviewed. Moreover, the economy once again tops the list of Spain’s problems.