In Latvia, 27.9% of men do not believe that violence against women in the family should be punished, including 4.1% of men consider such violence acceptable in any or in certain circumstances, a survey conducted by the SKDS sociological research center within the campaign “Violence likes silence.”
The most tolerant of violence against women are men aged 55-63 years, the least tolerant are young people at the age of 15-24. Violence against women is tolerated by 33.8% of respondents with a primary and 31.2% with a higher education.
In Russian-speaking families, men are more tolerant towards violence against women than in Latvian-speaking families – 7% and 3% of respondents consider it acceptable
79% of women consider as punishable violence against women, and only 0.2% of women consider it acceptable. 84.8% of women aged 15-24 considered the violence to be unacceptable.
In general, 74.6% of Latvian residents believe that violence against women in the family is unacceptable and should always be punished by law.