Traveling, cultural, music and sports events and get-togethers with friends are what people in Lithuania have missed the most during the coronavirus pandemic that started almost a year ago, a survey commissioned by SEB has found.
Survey: what Lithuanians miss the most during pandemic
© Orijus Gasanovas

Fifty-four percent of respondents listed traveling as one of the three activities they missed the most during the pandemic, and 27 percent, mostly people aged between 30 and 49 years, put it at top of the list of the most missed activities.

"Residents of Vilnius are the ones who miss travelling the most. Almost two-thirds of respondents in the capital said that they will travel as soon as they can," Sonata Gutauskaite-Bubneliene, head of Baltic retail at SEB, said while presenting the results of the survey on Tuesday.

Nationwide, 47 percent of respondents, mostly people aged 40-59 years, said they missed cultural, music and sports events.

Forty-five percent named face-to-face meetings as one of the three most-missed things during the pandemic.

"These figures partly confirm what we see in society: older people living in more remote areas feel more isolated due to the quarantine," Gutauskaite-Bubneliene said.

Twenty-two percent of respondents, mostly younger and higher-income people in urban areas, said they missed restaurants and cafes.

Further down the list of the most missed things were gyms and swimming pools (21 percent), cinemas (17 percent), and beauty services and spas (13 percent).

Non-remote work and face-to-face professional events or conferences were at the bottom of the list, with 13.5 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Norstat polled 1,002 people aged between 18 and 74 years in November.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Monika Liu gets into Eurovision final

Lithuania's Monika Liu got into the Eurovision final on Tuesday with her song "Sentimentai" (Sentiments).

Lithuanian researcher’s model that could detect Alzheimer’s disease takes another step forward

Lithuanian researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) improved an algorithm that detects...

Lithuanians invent ergonomic chairs that help reduce back pain

Soon, people working sedentary jobs will be able to take advantage of the innovation created by...

Passengers from Moscow get a realistic picture of Russia’s war in Ukraine

An exhibition of photographs of Russia’s war in Ukraine opens on the platform of Vilnius railway...

Monika Liu to represent Lithuania at Eurovision song contest

Monika Liu has won 'Pabandom iš Naujo' and will perform 'Sentimentai' at the Eurovision Song Contest...

Top news

Lithuania expects Norway's support on expansion of NATO battalions

Vilnius expects Norway to support its push for NATO to expand its battalion in Lithuania into a...

Defense Ministry website came under massive cyber attack in May

The website of Lithuania's National Defense Ministry came under a massive cyber attack after it was...

Government recalls Russia ambassador closes Saint Petersburg consulate

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday decided to officially recall Eitvydas Bajarunas as its...

Ambassador on reducing energy dependence: Lithuania has done all work

Lithuania has already done everything to give up its energy dependence on Russia, Lithuanian...

President's aide: Hungary's blocking of Russian oil embargo 'disappointing'

Hungary's decision to block the European Union's move to impose an embargo on Russian oil is...