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Survey: 61% of Europeans believe Ukraine will win this war

16 Feb, 2023
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Survey: 61% of Europeans believe Ukraine will win this war

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The greatest support among the Poles, the lowest support - among the Italians.


According to a survey by Eupinions, none of the 27 EU member states took the side of the Kremlin on this issue.

Ukrainians are battling for their survival while European politicians pledge solidarity and offer aid. But as the war continues, just how much do Europeans believe in the cause?

Isabell Hoffmann & Catherine E. de Vries
  • 61% of Europeans believe Ukraine will win this war.
  • The share of those agreeing with this statement in each member state ranges from 51% in Italy to 81% in Poland.
  • In most states, support for this claim falls somewhere between 60% and 68% (Belgium 60%, Spain 62%, France 65% and the Netherlands 68%).
  • Germany and Italy are the outliers in this regard with only 55% of Germans and 51% of Italians expressing faith in a Ukrainian victory.

A majority of Europeans believe that the attack on Ukraine is relevant to their lives

  • 68% of Europeans see the attack on Ukraine as an attack on all of Europe.
  • The share of those agreeing with this statement in each member state ranges from 64% in Belgium to 79% in Poland.
  • In most states, support for this claim is in the mid-to-high 60% range (Belgium 64%, France and Germany 65%, and Italy 66%).
  • The Dutch, the Poles and the Spaniards are much more likely to support this claim (the Netherlands 70%, Spain 78% and Poland 79%).

A majority of Europeans believe that Ukrainians are fighting for our shared values and interests.

  • 62% of Europeans agree that Ukrainians are fighting for our shared freedom and prosperity.
  • The share of those agreeing with this statement in each member state ranges from 59% in Germany and Italy to 72% in Poland.
  • In most states, support for this claim is in the low-to-mid 60% range (Belgium 61%, France 62% and the Netherlands 66%).
  • Again, Germany and Italy are the outliers in this regard with only 59% in each supporting this claim.
  • By contrast, Poland and Spain show the highest shares of support for this claim, with Spain at 71% and Poland at 72%. 

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