The poll, which was conducted in January, reveals that 55.3 percent of respondents disagree with the position that legal processes in Latvia are fair, with 33.1 percent of respondents tending to disagree and 22.2 percent strongly disagreeing with this opinion.
Slightly more than a fifth of respondents were more optimistic about Latvia’s justice system, as 18.8 percent tended to agree that legal processes in Latvia are fair and just 2.3 percent voicing full confidence in the fairness of Latvian courts.
Another 23.7 percent of the surveyed people had no definitive position on the issue.
Iedzīvotāju vērtējums tam, vai tiesu procesi Latvijā ir godprātīgi un taisnīgi ir ĻOTI ZEMS (tikai 21% tam piekrīt)! pic.twitter.com/P5ZOqHY98y— Arnis Kaktiņš (@ArnisKaktins) February 8, 2017
Faith in the court system is low, with strange verdicts and a series of corruption scandals involving judges undermining the prestige of the legal system, while it is a common assumption that rich and poor have very different experiences of the court system.