Survey: Latvian public's concern about war in Ukraine grows again

There is a growing concern among Latvian residents about Russian aggression in Ukraine, according to the latest data from the “Benu” pharmacy “Stress Thermometer” survey, LETA reported on October 8.

In the survey conducted in early August, a total of 76.1% of respondents rated their worries high or very high, while at the end of September this rate was 83%, almost as much as in May.

Women are more likely to feel concern due to the war in Ukraine with 86% of them rating their worry as high or very high, while the figure among men was 80%. 

84% of Latvian speakers indicated a high or very high level of concern, while for Russian-speaking the figure is 75%. Meanwhile, moderate concern is felt by 9% of Latvians and 16% of the Russian-speaking population, but low or very low worry is for 7% of Latvians and 9% of the Russian-speaking population.

An analysis of the data by respondents' age concluded that relatively lower levels of excitement are for younger people aged between 18 and 24, at 70%, whereas highest is among the age group 55 to 74 years at 87%.

An increased level of excitement in relation to Russia's hostilities in Ukraine is seen in people with higher education, with 87% of respondents experiencing high or very high worry, while in the population with high school education it is 76%. 

The data were obtained in cooperation with Gemius, with more than 1,600 respondents surveyed on September 27 and 28.

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