A quarter of Latvians expect living conditions to worsen next year - Eurobarometer

  • 2023-12-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - A quarter, or 25 percent of the Latvian population, believe that their living conditions will worsen next year, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

Slightly more than half of respondents, or 51 percent, believe that their personal living conditions will remain the same, while 19 percent expect their personal living conditions to improve over the next year.

Eurobarometer data show that 62 percent of Latvians had practically no difficulties paying their monthly bills over the past twelve months, while 27 percent of respondents indicated that they sometimes had difficulties paying their bills. Another 10 percent of Latvians had difficulties paying their bills all the time.

Asked whether things are moving in the right direction in Latvia at the moment, 46 percent said that things are moving in the wrong direction, while 33 percent said that things are going in the right direction. The answer "neither" was chosen by 11 percent of the respondents. A further 10 percent had difficulty answering this question.

Verian agency conducted the European Parliament's Autumn 2023 Eurobarometer from September 25 to October 19 in all 27 European Union (EU) member states, including 1,000 interviews in Latvia.