Poll shows that Portuguese citizens support military service – Euractiv FR

Poll shows that Portuguese citizens support military service – Euractiv FR

About 60% of the Portuguese population approves of voluntary military service, and 40% favors the return of compulsory service, a percentage higher in the over-45 groups, according to a study by the National Defense Institute.

to'investigationwhich was presented on Wednesday (July 7), is the result of a partnership between the National Defense Institute (IDN), the Directorate General of National Defense Resources (DGRDN), the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa) and the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-Nova). ).

Military service ceased to be compulsory in Portugal in 2004 and the majority of participants (59.7%) agreed with this model. However, ” Related footnote » About 40% of them show their preference for compulsory military service.

Although the preference for voluntary service is greater in all age groups, we find that with increasing age, the proportion of the population that supports compulsory military service increases.The study confirms.

The differences are significant when analyzed by age group: the vast majority of young people aged 18 to 24 support volunteer service (74.1%), and between 25 and 44 years, this figure drops to 65.1%.

From the age of 45 years, the percentage of respondents who prefer compulsory military service is higher than the average (42.9%), and those over the age of 65 years are close to 50%.

See also  Hericort. Former Pioneers of the Françoise Furbeleau Jubilee

You May Also Like

About the Author: Germano Álvares

"Desbravador de cerveja apaixonado. Álcool alcoólico incurável. Geek de bacon. Viciado em web em geral."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *