A division in the opinions of German society regarding the return to implementing the compulsory conscription system


A new opinion poll, conducted by the Forza Institute for Opinion Research, showed that about half of Germans support the restoration of compulsory military service.

Around 52% of those who participated in the poll, which was commissioned by the German Stern news magazine, supported the restoration of compulsory military service.

While 43% of those who participated expressed their opposition to the idea, and 5% of the participants didn’t express their opinion.

According to the data, the most prominent supporters of compulsory military service were in the age group over 60 years, at 59%.

On the other hand, 59% of people between the ages of 18 and 29 opposed compulsory military service.

No questions were asked about the duration of this compulsory service, or how it’s organized.

It’s worth noting that compulsory military service was suspended in Germany in July 2011, after 55 years.

Last year witnessed the participation of only 181,500 men and women in the German armed forces, but the German government wants the German army to grow significantly, in order to enhance its defense capabilities.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is currently examining models for compulsory service.

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