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Finnish Support for NATO Membership Jumps to 76% in Latest Poll

A soldier from the Finnish Defence Forces holds a PK machine gun during a training exercise, in Niinisalo, Finland.

A soldier from the Finnish Defence Forces holds a PK machine gun during a training exercise, in Niinisalo, Finland.

Photographer: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg

Finnish support for joining NATO has jumped to a record 76% in the latest poll as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushes the non-aligned Nordic nation closer to the defense pact.

Support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is up from 62% in March and from 53% in February, according to a poll published by Finland’s public broadcaster YLE. The survey of 1,270 respondents showed that 12% of Finns oppose NATO membership, down from 16% in March and 28% in February.