Most of NATO’s member states perceive the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in a positive light. According to the Pew Research Center survey, positive opinions about NATO are record-breaking in several member states.
The views of the Americans who contribute the most to NATO’s annual budget are in 61 percent positive, same as is the overall median in the NATO countries surveyed.
According to a report by the Pew Research Center, in the nine countries surveyed in 2021, about half or more have a positive opinion of the alliance. Two-thirds of adults in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada have a positive opinion of NATO, same as in the Great Britain, the United States, NATO’s home base in Belgium and Germany.
In Greece, only 38 percent are positive about the alliance. In turn, in Sweden, which is not a NATO member, 70 percent have a positive opinion of the alliance.
In most of the countries surveyed, positive opinions about NATO have generally remained stable over the past year. Positive attitudes towards NATO are almost record-high in many countries since the question was first asked in 2009, including in Italy and the UK.
Italy is the only NATO country surveyed where the organisation’s positive feedback has increased significantly since the summer of 2020 (an increase of 13 percentage points).
In each of the countries surveyed, people with a favorable view of the United States are more likely to view NATO in a positive light than those with a negative view of the United States.