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Evaluation of Possible Manifestations of Discrimination and Tolerance of Society Towards Various Social Groups (by the request of the Office of Equal Opportunities drafted by: Okunevičiūtė Neverauskienė, L., Gruževskis, B., Okunevičiūtė, G. (Galimų diskriminacijos apraiškų bei visuomenės tolerancijos įvairioms socialinėms grupėms įvertinimas. Lygių galimybių kontrolieriaus tarnybos užsakymu, rengė: Okunevičiūtė Neverauskienė, L., Gruževskis, B., Okunevičiūtė, G.)

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation Academic


Okunevičiūtė Neverauskienė, L., Gruževskis, B., Okunevičiūtė, G.

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

General population

Key findings

Respondents of the survey were asked to identify social groups with whom they wouldn't like to live in neighbourhood, to work and how their opinion towards those groups has changed. Majority of respondents (59%) wouldn't like to live in the neighbourhood with Roma people, Muslims are on the 6 place (35%), followed by the Chechens (34%), refugees (30%); 28% of respondents wouldn’t like to work together with Chechens, Muslims (25%), refugees (25%). More than a half of respondents did not have their opinion regarding the change of opinion towards particular social group. Respondents, who indicated their opinion towards Muslims, Chechens and refugees quite equally divided opinion to both sides: that it got worse or got better.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Questionnaire-based quantitative survey of general population. Conducted in November, 2013 with face-to-face interviews, using in advance prepared questionnaires, also Bogardus social distance scale was used

Sample details and representativeness

1020 survey respondents, 15-74 years old;
Omnibus representative survey

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