RIGA - More than half or 58 percent of Latvia's residents believe that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is over, which is slightly more than at the beginning of June when 56 percent of respondents said so, and significantly more than at the beginning of the year when the figure was 34 percent, according to BENU Pharmacy Stress Thermometer survey.
21 percent of respondents believe that the worst is yet to come, and as many have no opinion.
At the beginning of the year, 42 percent of residents felt that the worst of the pandemic was not yet over, while 24 percent had no opinion.
Men tend to be more optimistic than women: 62 percent of male respondents said in July they believed that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic was over, while among women the proportion was 53 percent.
The survey also found that 42 percent of young people 18 to 24 years old were inclined to think that the worst of the pandemic was over, while in other age groups the percentage ranged from 52 percent to 73 percent.
The survey was carried out in cooperation with online research company Gemius by interviewing a total of 1,478 respondents.