Finland and Sweden top European countries willing to fight for their flag
The percentage of residents in various European countries who are willing to fight and go to war for their country, yielded surprising results.
Published: October 28, 2017, 11:46 am
While Europe is the continent with the fewest people willing to fight a war for their country, globally, an average of 61 percent of respondents in 64 countries said they would. The top ten in Europe however included Finland and Sweden, traditionally both neutral countries.
74% – Finland
73% – Turkey
62% – Ukraine
59% – Russia
58% – Kosovo
55% – Bosnia and Herzegovina
55% – Sweden
54% – Greece
47% – Poland
46% – Serbia
The results from a 2015 WIN/Gallup International global survey were compiled after a total of 62 398 persons were interviewed globally.
In each country a representative sample of around 1000 men and women was interviewed either face to face (30 countries), via telephone (12 countries) or online (22 countries).
The fighting spirit in Morocco was very high with 94 percent willing to take up arms. Morocco was followed by Fiji (94 percent), Pakistan (89 percent), Vietnam (89 percent) and Bangladesh (86 percent) which also showed some of the highest percentages willing to fight.
The country with the fewest people willing to go to war was Japan, with just 11 percent of respondents saying they would fight.
The field work was conducted during September 2014 – December 2014. The margin of error for the survey is between 2.14 and 4.45 +3-5% at a 95 percent confidence level.
Since World War Two, Europe saw the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s and various political suppressions during the Cold War.
However, the 19th century was also a relatively peaceful time for Europe that ended with the start of World War I.
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