A 2018 study has revealed
that one in four Lithuanians think that LGBT people should not be free to
live how they want. Also, half of respondents would feel uncomfortable if a LGBT
person lived in their neighbourhood. The study also highlighted a paradox: even
though half of respondents agreed that criminals motivated by hatred for their victim’s sexual
orientation should get harsher punishments, a third claimed to not feel empathy
for LGBT couples assaulted for holding hands in public. Only one in five claimed they would be willing
to intervene if they saw an LGBT person being assaulted.