Almost one-third of Lithuanians say they were worse off in 2017 than a year earlier, slightly more than a half say their financial situation did not change last year and only one in ten noted noted an improvement, according to a survey carried out by the pollster RAIT for BNS.
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Economists say that the results of the survey show that last year's growth in average incomes failed to offset people's discontent with rising prices.

Older people on lower incomes and the unemployed were the most likely to say that their financial situation had deteriorated, which indicates that social exclusion continues to increase.

Fifty-three percent of those polled said that their financial situation had not changed in 2017 compared with 2016. Thirty-two percent said it had worsened and 11 percent said it had improved. Another 4 percent said they had no opinion.

RAIT polled 1,006 people aged between 15 and 74 years on December 12 to 21.

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