Survey suggests Latvians more optimistic about future than EU average

In Latvia 34% of residents expect their standard of living to increase over the next five years, while in the European Union (EU) on average 15% hope to increase their standard of living, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey, LETA reports.

In the survey, 39% of Latvian residents expressed their opinion that their standard of living will not change, while 49% of the surveyed residents think so on average in the EU.

19% of Latvian residents said in the survey that they expect a decrease in living standards in the next five years, while 32% of the population expressed such pessimistic predictions on average in the EU.

When assessing the future of the EU, 69% of Latvian residents expressed in the survey that they are looking at it optimistically, while in the average EU this assessment was slightly lower - 61%. Meanwhile, 26% of the surveyed Latvian population and 35% of the EU population were pessimistic about the future of the EU.

The EP Spring Eurobarometer survey was conducted by the research agency Verian from February 7 to March 3 in all 27 EU Member States. The survey was conducted in person, with additional video interviews in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and Malta. A total of 26,411 interviews were conducted. EU results were weighted according to the population in each country.

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