Poll says 86% of Armenia’s residents support accession to Customs Union
YEREVAN, October 21. /ARKA/. A poll requested by “Integration and Development” research and analysis organization showed 86% of Armenia’s residents are positive about the country’s accession to the Russia-led Customs Union
For most people joining the Customs Union means integrating with Russia, that is why most part of the Armenian society prefers accession to the Union, sociologist Samvel Manukyan said at Novosti international press center Friday.
The poll showed 67% of Armenia’s population prefers cooperation with Russia, 17% considers cooperation with the EU a priority and 12% prefers neither Russia nor the EU.
Apart from this, if only one cooperation format should be chosen – the EU or Russia, then 75% of respondents choose Russia and only 19% prefer the EU.
Despite the fact that Armenia’s elites are of different opinion about the accession to the Customs Union, yet the mass support shows the decision about accession is justified, director of EurAsEc, member of Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Eurasian economic integration Vladimir Lepyokhin said. –0--