This paper examines the relationship between institutional trust and party cues and individual geopolitical preferences in Moldova. Based on the idea that deciding whether to join either the EU or the EAEU is a complex decision, I argue that the use of national proxies could help some Moldovans in shaping their geopolitical preferences. Using survey data from Moldova (2012-2019) and multilevel logistic regression, I show that variables related to institutional trust and party cues seem to be highly correlated with individual geopolitical preferences. Results indicate that citizens who trust the national institutions tend to align with the foreign policy orientations of those in charge of the institutions. Party cues seem to work as expected, with voters tending to support the geopolitical views of their preferred party.
- European Union
- Eurasian Economic Union
- Public opinion
- Support for EU/EAEU membership