59.8 percent of respondents said they were against or rather against such payouts. 26.5 percent said they were in favor, and another 13.7 percent were undecided.

The results clearly reflect the recent vaccination tendencies, sociologist Vladas Gaidys, head of Vilmorus, said. Despite the payout, people have since been in no rush to get the jab, he noted.

In his words, younger people were a certain indicator in this survey: „Young people who usually do not spare anything, especially for seniors, judging by other survey, said they were against, so I would say they find the principle itself unacceptable".

Moreover, evener pensioners themselves were against the payout.

"Both pensioners and all the rest probably want that payout to be made to all vaccinated people, and not only a small group," Gaidys said.

Over half (57.6 percent) of people under 29 were against the 100 euro payout. The share stood at 53.1 percent among those over the age of 70 and at 53.4 percent of all pensioners.

People aged 75 and over are eligible for 100 euro payouts if they get two vaccine dozes between September and December, and also if they get the third booster shot by April.


The exact survey results:

The question: Are you in favor or against the payment of 100 euros to people aged 75 and over for getting two dozes of a coronavirus vaccine, or getting the booster jab?

The answers: in favor – 12.6 percent; against – 42.9 percent; rather in favor – 13.9 percent; rather against – 16.9 percent; hard to say – 13.7 percent.

The survey of 1,018 Lithuanian residents over the age of 18 was carried out on October 15-22. The error stands at 3.1 percent.

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