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Survey of Lithuanian residents' opinion regarding discrimination against various social groups. Spinter Research (by the request of the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson). (Lietuvos gyventojų nuomonės dėl diskriminacijos įvairių visuomenės grupių atžvilgiu tyrimas. Spinter tyrimai (Lygių galimybių kontrolieriaus tarnybos užsakymu)

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Spinter Research

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

General population

Key findings

The aim of the survey is to examine the opinion of the residents of Lithuania regarding discrimination against various social groups. Survey has shown that majority of respondents did not face incitement to hatred against themselves or their ethnic group (89%), 8% persons belonging to other nationalities faced it in public and at work. The opinion of respondents regarding various ethnic groups is formed mainly by the media (56%), their own experiences (22%) and the opinions of friends, relatives, colleagues (17%). Respondents expressed the following evaluation towards Islam: 2% very favourable; 13% rather favourable; 36% neutral; 23% rather unfavourable; 17% very unfavourable; 9% without opinion.

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

Questionnaire-based quantitative survey of general population. Conducted on 18-29 October, 2013 with face-to-face interviews

Sample details and representativeness

1003 survey respondents, 18-75 years old:
- 838 Lithuanians;
- 165 other nationalities;
Stratified sampling method;
representative survey

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