RIGA - According to a public opinion survey carried out by “Latvijas fakti,” 59 percent of Latvian residents do not support the introduction of euro in Latvia.
35 percent of Latvian residents are against the introduction of euro, while 24 percent are “mostly” against.
Meanwhile, 35 percent of Latvian residents support euro introduction, while 21.9 percent support introducing the European common currency sometime in the future, but not at this moment.
Six percent of those surveyed did not have a point of view on this issue.
The director of “Latvijas Fakti” Aigars Freimanis said that older people are against the euro the most in Latvia.
As reported, Latvia plans to join the eurozone in January 2014.
The survey was carried out in August; altogether, 1,009 residents ages 18 to 74 were interviewed.