Large majority supports Latvia's COVID-19 strategy

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Almost three quarters or 74 percent of Latvia's residents support the government's actions in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, while 24 percent have a negative opinion of the government's performance during the crisis, polling agency Latvijas Fakti's head Aigars Freimanis told Latvijas Avize newspaper, reports LETA.

According to a recent Latvijas Fakti survey, only 2 percent of respondents had no opinion. That, according to Freimanis, is very unusual as normally during surveys there are significantly more people who have no opinion or do not know what to say.

"Support [for the government's fight against Covid-19] is quite similar in all groups," said Freimanis.

Respondents were also asked how the current situation could affect the well-being of their families. 56 percent of respondents answered that it would have a negative or very negative effect on the financial situation of their families, and only 25 percent said that nothing would happen to their well-being.

Among younger people, 48 percent believe that the crisis will worsen the situation, but a large number of respondents believe that it will not have an impact on their income levels. Interestingly enough, many respondents older than 65 also believe that not much will change in their lives, emphasizing that their pensions are so small that their importance is negligible, said Freimanis.

In total, 1,000 respondents were interviewed for the survey.

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