Latvians' optimism shoots up

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After the pessimistic previous months, public sentiment in Latvia has now improved steeply, according to the latest DNB Latvia Barometer survey, reported LETA Friday.

The respondents were most optimistic about the overall development of the situation in the country. The public opinion over the economic situation and growth in Latvia, as well as the chances of finding a good job and the government's performance has also improved from the previous months.

The overall development index has risen by 12 points, and the indices reflecting public opinion about the economic situation in Latvia and changes in the economic situation have added three points and five points respectively.

The index that shows likelihood of finding a good job in Latvia increased three points, and the government approval rating also climbed three notches.

There is also more optimism about the present situation and the future with the respective indices rising four points and five points accordingly.

In the second part of the survey, people were asked questions about patriotism, considering that Latvia will celebrate its Independence Day on November 18.

All of the survey's results will be presented on Tuesday, November 17, with comments from experts.

"DNB Latvia Barometer" is carried out on a monthly basis. The survey is made up of two parts of poll questions - one that is constant and featured in every survey, and the other that deals with the latest developments in Latvia.

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