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Published: 20 may 2020 08:22

Algis Krupavičius. The public continues to rally around the government. But for how long?

Algis Krupavičius
Mariaus Vizbaro / 15min nuotr. / Algis Krupavičius
Public opinion is inertia based. This truth is known to every starting sociologist or political scientist. As such, in the current context, from the perspective of public opinion, there are at least two pieces of news for the government. The good – the popularity of ruling (the prime minister’s) parties in most European countries, compared to pre-pandemic ratings, has grown. Not to the same extent everywhere, but in most countries. Even now, it continues to increase a little. But not by much. Overall, across 21 European countries, it has risen by 4%, when comparing surveys between February and May.

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