Interfax: More people in Moldova prefer Customs Union to EU membership – poll

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CHISINAU. Nov 18 (Interfax) – A public opinion poll conducted by the Romanian sociological research company CCSB has shown that 48% of Moldovan citizens support the country’s accession to the Belarusian-Kazakh-Russian Customs Union and 42% would choose the European Union.

Moldova MapCCSB expert Alexandru Larionescu said at a press conference on Friday that the respondents were asked whether they support or object to joining the Customs Union and whether they support or object to joining the EU. As many as 48% voted for joining the Customs Union and 21% against this idea, and 42% supported joining the EU and 33% were against it.

The company polled 1,077 respondents in 12 regions of Moldova except Transdniestria, with the error margin not exceeding 3.1%.

A poll conducted by the Moldovan Association of Sociologists and Demographers, whose results it made public on November 6, showed that 42% of the respondents preferred Moldova’s integration into the European Union and 38% the Eurasian Union.