Bulletins and reports
Support for military non-aligment has decreased from the previous year
Over two thirds of citizens, 69 per cent, are of the opinion that Finland should not seek NATO membership (67 per cent in 2006).
Three-fourths (74%) of Finns support Finland's decision to deploy peacekeepers to the UN operation in southern Lebanon. From the perspective of security in the region, 71 per cent consider this a positive thing, and from the viewpoint of Finnish foreign policy, 73 per cent of the population thinks so.
Almost four fifths of the respondents, 77 per cent, think that in addition to the EU's own decision, a European Union military intervention should also be mandated by the UN.
The majority of Finns still support military non-alignment but the number of those supporting alignment has gone up. Sixty-one per cent of citizens think that Finland should remain military non-aligned (64% in 2003) whereas 34 per cent are of the opinion that Finland should ally itself militarily (24% in 2003).
Two-thirds of Finns, 65 % are of the opinion that Finland should remain militarily non-allied. Military non-alliance is equally supported among women and men, 65 % and 64 % respectively.