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Latvian residents view healthcare and social care as the country’s biggest problems

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCitizens of Latvia and other EU states view immigration and terrorism as Europe’s biggest problems, according to the latest Eurobarometer National report about Latvia.

These problems were mentioned as the most serious ones in spring last year. This time around they were mentioned less often. In Latvia and elsewhere in Europe, the proportion of people who believe things in the EU are progressing in the right direction has increased, according to the report.

57% of respondents in Latvia mentioned immigration as the biggest problem in the EU. 45% mentioned terrorism.

On a national level, on the other hand, Latvian respondents mentioned healthcare and social care (42%) as the most serious problems and unemployment (30%) as the second most serious problem in the country. Other European residents mentioned unemployment (30%) and immigration (26%) as the biggest problems in their respective countries.

Compared with last year’s spring, the overall trust level to mass media and state institutions has improved in Latvia.

Eurobarometer’s 86th survey was organized in Latvia in the first half of November 2016 and 1,007 Latvian residents older than 15 were interviewed as part of it. Eurobarometer Standard survey is performed twice a year. This survey helps compile opinions from residents on different important matters within the EU and member states.

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