Residents of all European Union member states were asked during the Eurobarometer survey about their opinion on how the economic situation would change over the upcoming 12 months.

54 percent of respondents in Lithuania said the situation would worsen, and 22 percent expected improvement. 24 percent said the situation would remain unchanged.

The expectations of Lithuanian residents are similar to the one of other Europeans as 53 percent of residents across the EU expected the economic situation to worsen.

The Lithuanian government estimates that the country's economy will grow 2.8 percent this year, and the European Commission forecasts a growth rate of 2.2 percent for Lithuania.

Lithuanians stand out in Europe with their optimism about the EU's future since as much as 70 percent of respondents in Lithuania believed that things in the EU were moving in the right direction. The percentage stood at 39 percent across the EU.

The online survey was carried out in November-December, and 1,043 Lithuanian residents took part in the survey that was commissioned by the European Parliament and carried out by Kantar.