Results of the latest public opinion poll carried out by TNS OBOP for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Three fourths of Poles think that Poland should help poor countries.
As the results of the latest public opinion poll which was conducted by TNS OBOP for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs show: according to 75% of Poles - Poland should provide assistance to poor and less developed countries for their development.
In 2005 support for Polish development assistance activities was expressed by 69% of Polish society. The percentage of those against Polish activities in the realm of development assistance has decreased from 25 to 17.
The most common reasons for this support are the moral obligation to help poor and less developed countries and the fact that there was a time when Poland was a recipient country of international assistance. Among those respondents who are against Polish development assistance activities there exists a conviction that solving our own problems should be our priority, and that Poland is not wealthy enough to help other countries.
22% of Poles declare that they have heard about the Millennium Development Goals. In the opinion of Poles the most challenging tasks on the way to achieve further improvement of situation in less developed countries are infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, military conflicts and other external conflicts as well as access to potable water.