Survey: Latvians slightly less apprehensive about Russia than they were

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A newly released survey suggests Latvians are less apprehensive about the threat of Russia than they were four years ago.

The research was carried out in January in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and was based on interviews with 3,031 adults. It was carried out by SKDS (Latvia), Baltic Surveys (Lithuania), and Turu-uuringute (Estonia).

You can explore the data via the interactive graphs below and draw your own conclusions.

Asked if Russia presented a military threat, 37% of Latvians said it did, compared with 43% in 2015.


Another question asked if strengthening the NATO presence in the Baltic states posed a threat to Russia. Just under one third of respondents in Latvia said that it did.


A third question concerned attitudes to European Union sanctions against Russia.


A final question is about apportioning blame for the start of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.



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