RIGA - As many as 75 percent of Latvian residents believe that the Covid-19 crisis has consolidated the society, LETA learned from Bite Latvija mobile operator, citing results of the poll conducted by the company.
Half of the respondents said that they feel a greater wish to help others during the crisis - with their time, knowledge and finances.
Even though many respondents agreed that the crisis consolidated people and they offered support to medical services, police and peers, at the same time, 55 percent said that the primarily took more care of themselves.
"We conducted the poll wishing to find out how the crisis affected solidarity of the society, helping those who are in trouble. It is understandable that in many families the crisis came with its own challenges, therefore some people focused on solving their own problems. At the same time, we are happy that 47 percent of respondents felt a greater wish to help others," said Bite Latvija marketing head Diana Smite.
The poll was conducted in cooperation with Norstat pollster, surveying more than 1,000 respondents.