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45% Latvians say that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible

BC, Riga, 28.10.2020.Print version
45.7% Latvian residents admit that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible for individuals, writes LETA, according to a poll conducted by the University of Latvia.

The study Recovery-LV conducted by the University of Latvia reveals the public opinion about the work of the state institutions during the state of emergency.


More than 50 respondents said that the government's work has been as good or even better than before the Covid-19 crisis. Also, 45.7% agree that emote work has made public administration more modern and accessible for individuals.


"In my opinion, it is significant that half of respondents believe that the state is able to perform its functions during the state of emergency as good or even better, and 35% said that they are proud of the work of state institutions. The biggest support has been voiced by young people and senior citizens," said the project manager and professor Inna Steinbuka.


60% of the polled people would support payment of state support only to honest tax payers, and two thirds condemn tax avoidance and tax evasion.


"The survey shows that during the pandemic such values as social equality and responsible attitude to tax payments are strengthening," said researcher Aldis Austers.


The poll was conducted by SKDS pollster. The goal of the survey was to find out public attitude to the government's support programs, the impact of the pandemic on mutual solidarity, impact of the state of emergency on tax payment morale and the work of state institutions during the state of emergency.


The survey was conducted on September 11-22, polling 1,011 respondents, aged 18-75.






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