Public sentiment worsens

  • 2009-07-23
  • From wire reports
VILNIUS - The latest poll results show that at the end of June, as in previous months, almost nine out of ten people believe that the Lithuanian economy continues to worsen, reports news agency ELTA.
Only 1 percent of residents said that the economic situation in the country improved over the past two months, while eleven percent believe that the situation is unchanged.

The survey, conducted by market research and public opinion company Baltijos Tyrimai from June 26-July 8, compared these results with polls from a year ago, which showed that there were more Lithuanians then who viewed the economic situation as stable, 22 percent, or improving, 7 percent.
At the end of June 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, the number of Lithuanians stating that the economic situation is worsening rose 18 percent.

The respondents tended to view their household situations pessimistically as well. Almost three-quarters of the replies confirmed that their financial situation had worsened.
Only 1 percent said that their household situation improved over the two past months, and almost a quarter said that the situation remained stable over the period.
At the end of June 2008, 7 percent of the respondents reported that their home situation was improving, while 58 percent said that things were worsening.