Asked about threats in the near future: 35% of the interviewees point to corruption, 18.9% to economic crisis, 15.4% to a war in the region and 13.9% to political scandals. Some 8.5% mention the natural disasters, 5.2% terrorism and 0.7% irredentism of some countries in the region.
Neighbouring countries considered as friendly are Republic of Moldova, 78.5% Bulgaria 59% and Serbia 50%. On the last positions are Ukraine 40% and Hungary 27.1%.
62.6% of respondents say Hungary acts in order to take control over Transylvania, in one way or another.
59.2% believe Romania should allot more money for defence and 58.2% say Hungary mingles in Romania’s domestic affairs, the survey reads, according to ziare.com.
Almost half of Romanians (49.2%) say accession to the EU has brought advantages for Romania, 35% say no advantages and no disadvantages have been noticed and 12% believe mostly disadvantages have been brought.
Almost 45% say the Romanian-US relations should become closer and 39% say they should remain as they are, only 5.7% say the relations should not be so close.
In terms of security, 33.6% say the country is best defended by NATO, 24% point to domestic defence and public order institutions (Army, intelligence services, Police) and 12.6% believe we cannot effectively defend by ourselves or with the support of the allies. Some 9.7% say the country’ security is best defended by the European Union and 9.2% by the alliance with the US.
76.6% say it is an economic advantage to have access to the Black Sea, whereas 17.1% say it is a disadvantage because we are at the NATO/EU border, being thus exposed to various threats to the national security.
In terms of international policy, 65.8% of Romanians get informed from the TV news, 22.1% from the Internet, some 3.6% from social networks and 2.1% from specialized magazines.