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Most Germans Reluctant to Take Up Arms in Case of Attack - Poll

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nearly six in 10 Germans said they would not take up arms against an invading force, a poll conducted by Civey pollster for German news magazine Focus has showed.
Only 32% of the 5,008 adults sampled from March 11-12 said they would "take an active part in combat" if Germany came under attack, while 57% said they would not. A further 11% were undecided.
Sahra Wagenknecht of the Left party (Die Linke) delivers her speech at the German parliament on the next EU summit at the German Bundestag in Berlin, on March 19, 2015 - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.03.2024
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The same survey found that 64% of those polled were in favor of bringing back compulsory military service.
When asked about whether they trusted the German army with defending the country, 75% said they had "no trust at all" or "little trust," while 10% said their confidence was "quite high" or "very high." Another 15% were undecided.
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