In contrast, around half the population would expect to remain in their homeland, with the remaining 10% undecided on whether to stay or go.
Izrādās, ka ~41% LV iedzīvotāju paši būtu gatavi doties bēgļu gaitās gadījumā, ja Latvijā izceltos bruņoti nemieri pic.twitter.com/7FwifakPHR— Arnis Kaktiņš (@ArnisKaktins) September 9, 2015
Despite the fact that all political parties are expressing considerable opposition to accepting refugees from the Mediterranean littoral, another poll by the same pollster suggested Latvians have a fairly tolerant attitude to those fleeing warzones.
70% of people said armed conflict was an understandable reason to become a refugee, with around half that number believing religious or ethnic persecution at home was a good enough reason to come to Latvia.
There was overwhelming opposition to economic migration, despite Latvians' own well-documented trend to become economic migrants in other EU countries with just 27% saying improving one's economic prospects was a justifiable reason for leaving their home countries for Latvia.
Nupat pamanīju, ka bēgļu grafikā biju ierakstījis nepareizu gadskaitli. Paliesībā tie ir 2015.gada augusta dati! :) pic.twitter.com/WpVdJObYQ5— Arnis Kaktiņš (@ArnisKaktins) September 9, 2015