Half of Latvian population thinks the worst of Covid is over

In Latvia, 56% of the population tend to think that the worst stages of Covid-19 in the country are behind, according to a survey conducted by Benu pharmacy, LETA reported June 5. In January this year, 34% of respondents thought the worst was over.

On the other hand, 20% think that the worst part of the pandemic is not yet over, but 24% could not give a specific opinion.

At the beginning of this year, 42% were inclined to agree that the worst period of Covid-19 was not behind, but 24% did not have a specific opinion.

Among men, 65% think the worst part of the pandemic is behind, with 52% among women. Similar proportions of men and women thought it was not over – 19% and 20%.  This year in January, 33% in both groups were inclined to think that the worst phase of Covid-19 was behind, 47% of men and 39% of women had the opposite opinion.

60% of Russian speakers tend to agree that the worst stage of Covid-19 is behind, compared to 57% of Latvian speakers.

According to the analysis of age data, older people are more pessimistic - 50% of the population aged 55-74 tend to think that the worst phase of the pandemic is past, while in other age groups this rate ranges from 57% to 62%.

The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Internet research company Gemius, with the participation of 1,718 respondents from May 10 to 12 2022.

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