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37% of residents have purchased illegal alcohol at least once

37 percent of economically active residents of Latvia have admitted to purchasing illegal alcohol at least once in their lives, with many also admitting that the State Police is not doing enough to combat the sale of illegal alcohol, according to a survey carried out by the market, social and media research company "TNS Latvia" and the LNT television channel's news program "900 Seconds".

The highest proportion of those who have purchased illegal alcohol are residents of Latgale and Vidzeme provinces, males, and persons from lower income households.

At the same time, 60 percent of respondents admitted that they have personally never purchased illegal alcohol. The highest proportion of those who have never purchased illegal alcohol are residents of Riga and the surrounding area, females, as well as persons with a university degrees.

Meanwhile, three percent of those surveyed could not give a clear answer on this matter.

Furthermore, 80 percent of economically active residents of Latvia believe that the State Police is not doing enough to combat the sale of illegal alcohol, while only 13 percent believe that the police is doing enough.

Seven percent of those surveyed did not have a point of view on this matter.

The survey was conducted from September 10 to 12. 1,000 residents ages 18 to 55 were interviewed.

leta.lv

23-10-2013
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