Estonians continue to be the Baltic nation with the strongest sense of security, while Latvians continue to feel the least secure, according the latest Ergo Security Index.
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The overall rating is six for Estonia, down by 2 points from eight in 2014, minus four for Lithuania, up by one point from minus five, and minus twelve for Latvia, up by one point from minus thirteen, the insurer said in a press release on Thursday.

The report shows that healthcare remains the greatest concern in all three countries. National stability and security is also an issue of concern. Only Estonians gave a positive rating to their material and financial situation.

"We can see this year that people in Latvia and Lithuania are less worried about whether they will be able to meet their everyday spending needs. They can say with more confidence that they feel that they have a stable job," Kęstutis Bagdonavičius, chairman of the management board of Ergo's Baltic insurance companies, said the press release.

"However, health care and national security are the greatest concerns in the Baltic countries. What is significant is that the mood about the stability and security of the countries has deteriorated since last year. No doubt, the mood has been affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict," he said.

The report shows that when it comes to satisfaction with one's life, the results are very similar in all three Baltic countries and have not improved much in a year. The percentages of respondents who felt that they were in a good condition were 46 percent in Lithuania and Estonia each and 50 percent in Latvia.

The survey was conducted by Ergo together with the SKDS public opinion research centre. Some 1,000 residents aged between 18 and 74 years were polled online in each country.

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