In a survey done regarding views on business environment in Lithuania, majority of Lithuanians – 63% – believe that businessmen can be examples for the youth. 23% said otherwise while 26% decided not to answer, writes ‘Verslo Žinios’ on Monday as reported by diena.lt on the 20th of October.
‘Despite the unfavorable business environment, the belief that businesses are usually hindered by the government and the prevailing view that most entrepreneurs are ‘fraudsters’, a large majority of the public is convinced that doing business is a good way of managing one’s life’, said the chief of market and public opinion research company ‘Baltijos Tyrimai’ Rasa Ališauskienė.
According to her, a favorable assessment of businessmen is an unexpected change of post-crisis public sentiment. A year ago, only 51% of respondents viewed entrepreneurs as role models whereas 23% thought otherwise.