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Lithuanians pessimistic about new gov.

  • 2008-12-11
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - A recent survey has found that most Lithuanians do not expect a change for the better with the incoming conservative government.

In the survey, commissioned by the Baltic News Service and conducted by RAIT pollster, 44.7 percent of polled inhabitants were of the opinion that theirlives will change for the worse when asked what effect the new four-partycoalition majority set up after Seimas elections will have on their lives.

Some 35.7 percent of respondents said their lives will not change, with8.7 having said they expect change for the better. A total of 10.9 percentof respondents didn't care make their stance on the issue of life change.

Youths aged 15-24 were the most optimistic and expecting of positivechange. Respondents of this age group were also more likely than theirelders to not express their opinion on the matter.

Some 1064 Lithuanianinhabitants aged 15 to 74 were polled Nov. 7-16 inthe framework of the survey.