The survey, encompassing some 1,003 people across the nation, was conducted from May 30 to June 8 this year.
Even though 50% Latvians say discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is rare or non-existent, only 42% think that these people should have the same rights as heterosexual people, compared with the EU average of 71%.
Only 23% say there's nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two people of the same sex and 19% think that same-sex marriage should be allowed across Europe, while the respective rates are 67 and 61% for the EU average.
When answering to the question how would the respondents feel if the highest elected political position were occupied by a member of a minority, Latvians were the least pleased about the thought that people with a different sexual orientation, transgender people or people aged over 75 would occupy it.
On the flip side, though, despite that the majority (57%) of Latvians still don't know where to turn if they face discrimination, the number of those who do has increased by 13% in the years since 2012, reaching 38%.