80% of Lithuanians would welcome a ban on gambling ads

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80% of Lithuanians would welcome a ban on gambling ads

A recent survey conducted by public broadcaster LRT, in collaboration with the market research firm Baltijos tyrimai, unveiled that 80% of Lithuanians aged 18 and above support a ban on gambling advertisements in the country.

Only 15% of respondents expressed opposition to such a measure. Interestingly, the survey revealed that support for the ban was stronger among women, with 86% in favor compared to 72% of men. Moreover, individuals over 50 years old (84%) and those with higher education and monthly household incomes below EUR 1100 (85%) showed significant support for the ban.

Conversely, opposition to the ban was more prominent among men (21%), individuals under 30 years old (23%), rural residents (18%), and those with unfinished secondary education (30%). The survey, which polled 1115 adult residents of Lithuania from March 15th to 25th, sheds light on the public sentiment regarding gambling advertising.

In response to this public opinion, parliament initiated deliberations on amendments to the gambling law in mid-March. If passed, these amendments would enforce a prohibition on gambling advertisements starting from January 1st, 2025.