Survey: 40% of Latvia's population support annual Covid jabs

 40% of surveyed inhabitants of Latvia would support annual vaccination against Covid-19, according to results of a survey of BENU pharmacy and research company SKDS published November 26.

The survey involved over 1,000 residents of Latvia.

More than half or 52% of respondents would not support this idea (30% would absolutely not support it, 22% would rather not support it), while another 8% could not give a specific opinion.

Men were more supportive of annual vaccination – 43%,  while among women it was 36%. Meanwhile, 49% of men and 54% of women would not support it.  A further 7% of men and 9% of women could not give a specific opinion.

In analyzing the results according to the language spoken in the family, it was concluded that a more positive attitude towards the annual vaccination against Covid-19 is among Latvians, with 45% supporting it. Among Russian-speakers, the figure was 31%.

The survey shows the trend that the higher the income rate and education level, the more likely the population would be to support annual vaccination against Covid-19.

Comparing the data by regional affiliation, the most frequent supporters were found in Rīga at 44%, followed by Vidzeme at 43%. The most skeptical is the Latgale region with only 30% supporting annual vaccination.

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