Lithuanian economy ailing - poll

  • 2012-02-22

VILNIUS- The majority of Lithuania residents or 61 percent think that the country's economic situation has deteriorated over the last two months, reports ELTA.

Only 4 percent of those polled see positive changes in the economy. Three of 10 or 31 percent said that the situation remained unchanged, while 4 percent did not express their opinion in the poll.

The poll by market research company Baltijos Tyrimai for ELTA, carried out in January 19-27 showed that the evaluation of Lithuania's economy has improved slightly. The share of residents who think that Lithuania's economic situation was getting worse decreased by 6 percent. However, now there are more of those thinking that the situation is not changing (up 5 percent).

The residents' economic mood in January, 2012 is worse than a year ago. In January, 2011, 57 percent of the respondents thought of the economic situation as bad.

In a year, the share of those dissatisfied with Lithuania's economy increased by 4 percent. The share of those who see improvement went down by 3 percent.