German Poll: No to nuclear weapons

85% of German citizens want US nuclear weapons currently deployed at the Büchel nuclear base in Germany to be withdrawn. According to the latest opinion poll taken by the market research institute Forsa, 93% of the German population think that nuclear weapons should be banned under international law, in the same way that chemical and biological weapons are banned. 88% said they are against the US deploying new, “modernised” nuclear weapons, planned to take place from 2020 in Europe.

Inga Blum, medical doctor and member of the German board of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and active in ICAN Germany, said: “We understand these results as a clear message to the German government from the people that they should finally fulfil the parliamentary motion passed on March 26, 2010. Six years ago the Bundestag called on the government to pursue the withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Germany and to actively work for a nuclear weapon-free world.” IPPNW commissioned the opinion poll that was put to 1,000 German citizens on March 17th and 18th.

Overwhelming support for a ban on nuclear weapons and their withdrawal from Germany