A virtual presentation of the study “Hopes, Fears and Conspiracies in the Baltic Societies”

Sep 24, 2020 | 2020, News, Readings

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre on September 24 hosted an online discussion “Hopes, Fears and Conspiracies in the Baltic Societies” , featuring participants from think tanks around the Baltic States. The discussion revolved around the state of democracy, disinformation and conspiracy theories in the region as portrayed by a GLOBSEC study performed around the beginning of the year. You can find the discussion record HERE.

Some key takeaways for Lithuania from the study:

70% of Lithuanians are satisfied with their life. Only 32% are satisfied with the state of democracy, but only 30% and 36% would trade away their rights and freedoms for respectively a better financial situation and greater security for the country.
Typically, Lithuanians are uninclined to believe conspiracy theories except the following: 34% of Lithuanians believe that Jews have too much influence and secretly control government and other institutions around the world. 42% believe that global affairs are decided not by elected leaders, but secret groups, which seek to establish a totalitarian world order.

More information can be found in a study published by GLOBSEC.

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