The topic about refugees in Latvia seems very controversial. On one hand we need to help those in need (Latvians are a helpful nation) on the other hand cultural diffusion might damage our culture.We are a small country with not so many citizens thus maintaining our culture is more difficult.

Those might be the reasons why Latvians are skeptical about the reception of refugees, a survey in December reported that:

A whopping 78.3 percent of Latvians do not support taking in refugees, newspaper Neatkariga reported referring to a December SKDS survey.

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Latvia’s citizens stance on refugees