Over 30 percent of Lithuanians view government policy as too anti-Russian

  • 2015-11-30

According to a survey conducted across the Baltics and Poland in August 2015, 31 percent of the Lithuanian population view the government's policy toward Russia as too hostile; 37 percent see it appropriate, while 20 percent regard it as not strict enough.

The has also revealed that the public's support for the government's policy toward Russia is stronger in Lithuania than in any other of the countries asked.

Respondents in the four countries were asked how they viewed the policy of their country's government toward Russia in the context of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.

In Latvia, 19 percent of those polled supported the government's policy, 40 percent viewed it as too anti-Russian and 29 percent wished for a firmer stance. 

The respective numbers were 34 percent, 32 percent and 21 percent for Estonia and 25 percent, 16 percent and 41 percent for Poland.

TNS Polska surveyed 1,000 people aged 18 to 60 years in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia between August 3 - 17. 

The survey was commissioned by the Institute for Public Affairs in Poland and co-financed by the Polish Foreign Ministry and the PZU Foundation.