Defense Ministry releases some research

According to the Ministry of Defense, new research it has conducted shows that 80% of respondents to a survey believe that in the case of a national-scale threat they would be most concerned about knowing where to turn for information.

Additionally, 20% of respondents said they would be most concerned by an inability to help their friends and relatives.

While that adds up to 100%, the ministry added that 1% of people surveyed would be worried about their inability to save their physical property.

The survey named "Security Measurement" was conducted by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with the Norsat research agency and was clearly intended to underline the need for the recent re-launch of the Sargs.lv official military information portal. 

The survey was conducted in September of this year and involved 1010 respondents from all over Latvia, the ministry said.

LSM asked the Defense Ministry for a copy of the actual research in order to see exactly what questions were asked, with what results, in order to draw our own conclusions on the data, and not least, to account precisely for the quoted 80+20+1 percentages.

The Defense Ministry instead provided us with a list of the 10 questions asked and referred us to two stories on Sargs.lv in which only selected responses are given.

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