Survey: Latvian public unenthusiastic about Ukrainians staying on after war's end

Latvian society supports and donates to Ukrainian war refugees, but few believe that the state should try to keep them in Latvia long-term to alleviate demographic and labor problems, according to a survey of residents carried out by Norstat research center in cooperation with

The poll took place between January 2 and 11, surveying 1,006 respondents. These data are representative of Latvian residents aged 18-74 who use the Internet at least once a week.

The statement posed by the survey was "The country should seek to keep Ukrainian refugees after the war to alleviate the problems of Latvian demography and labor."

Only 6% of those surveyed certainly agreed with the statement, and 14% slightly agreed.

31% of respondents were neutral about this – neither agreed nor disagreed. 24% of respondents slightly disagreed, 17% completely disagreed.

People in the 40-49 age group were more dismissive, with 23% certainly disagreeing with the claim in that group. Residents of Latgale were also less likely to agree with the proposition.



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