Estonians most optimistic about financial crisis

  • 2008-11-19
  • In cooperation with BNS

TALLINN 's Out of all the residents of the three Baltic states,people in Estonia are the mostoptimistic in terms of  recovering fromthe current financial crisis. Latvians have reportedly the gloomiest view, arecent survey by research company Nielsen shows.

About 72 percent of residents of Latvia believe that their country has nochances to overcome the crisis in the coming 12 months. Pessimists make up 65percent in Lithuania and 54percent in Estonia, the Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Rytasreported.

As much as 90 percent of Baltic residents believe that their country'seconomy is in a recession, the respective global average being much less, at 63percent.