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A mere eight percent of the population believe that the situation in Lithuania is improving, while almost three-quarters think that it is getting worse, a poll conducted by Baltijos Tyrimai for the public broadcaster LRT has found.
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According to the poll, published on Friday, 72 percent of respondents were pessimistic about the overall situation in Lithuania and another 20 percent were undecided. A similar poll in June found 89 percent of respondents pessimistic, ten percent optimistic and only 1 percent undecided.

Compared to a similar poll in August 2021, the number of respondents who said that things in Lithuania were generally improving dropped by 10 percentage points, from 18 percent. Eighty-one percent then thought that the situation was worsening.

The latest poll also found the Armed Forces as the most trusted institution in Lithuania, with an approval rating of 77 percent and a disapproval rating of 17 percent, followed by the police with 73 percent and 23 percent, respectively.

The Church (67 percent and 22 percent), the state social insurance fund Sodra (67 percent and 25 percent) and the president's office (63 percent and 30 percent) also enjoyed a high level of public trust.

Among the least trusted institutions were the parliament with a disapproval rating of 73 percent and an approval rating of 22 percent, the government with 61 percent and 33 percent, and courts with 52 percent and 37 percent, respectively.

Baltijos Tyrimai polled 1,021 people in Lithuania between July 12 and 28.

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