Public opinion towards refugees

250-300 is estimate number of refugees currently residing in Lithuania. None of the respondents of the survey carried out in 2017 by the Institute of Ethnic Studies indicated that they know refugee personally. Media plays the main role of shaping the opinion towards refugees. About 50 per cent of the respondents claim they would not want to be neighbours with a refugee, 52 per cent would not rent housing to refugees and about 31 per cent would not want to be in the same workplace with the refugee.