Every fourth inhabitant of Latvia believes that the country is “occupied by NATO”

About 25% of Latvians believe in a secret world government, in a “Jewish conspiracy”, in the “hand of Brussels” and in “directing the United States.” These are the findings of a recent study, Voices of Central and Eastern Europe. Perception of democracy and governance in 10 EU countries ”, conducted by the non-governmental organization GLOBSEC, writes Lsm.lv.

Every fourth inhabitant of Latvia believes that the country is “occupied by NATO”

The results of the study are based on surveys conducted in March 2020 in 10 EU countries – Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. There were 1000 to 1047 respondents in each state, and the sample (gender, age, level of education, place of residence, etc.) reflects the structure of the population as a whole.

It turned out that the least in Eastern Europe in the theory of a conspiracy is Lithuanians – 17%. Latvians are third (25%) in this indicator, Estonians are fourth (28%). At the other extreme was Slovakia (56%). 43% of Latvians, 42% of Lithuanians and 37% of Estonians agree with the fact that the world is governed by a secret group that wants to introduce totalitarian rule. In Austria, such – 22%, and in Slovakia – 60%. On average, 41% of Eastern Europeans believe in a “secret government.”

About 25% of Latvians believe in a secret world government, in a “Jewish conspiracy”, in the “hand of Brussels” and in “directing the United States.” These are the findings of a recent study, Voices of Central and Eastern Europe. Perception of democracy and governance in 10 EU countries ”, conducted by the non-governmental organization GLOBSEC, writes Lsm.lv.

The results of the study are based on surveys conducted in March 2020 in 10 EU countries – Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. There were 1000 to 1047 respondents in each state, and the sample (gender, age, level of education, place of residence, etc.) reflects the structure of the population as a whole.

It turned out that the least in Eastern Europe in the theory of a conspiracy is Lithuanians – 17%. Latvians are third (25%) in this indicator, Estonians are fourth (28%). At the other extreme was Slovakia (56%). 43% of Latvians, 42% of Lithuanians and 37% of Estonians agree with the fact that the world is governed by a secret group that wants to introduce totalitarian rule. In Austria, such – 22%, and in Slovakia – 60%. On average, 41% of Eastern Europeans believe in a “secret government.”

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