Talk:Language policy in Latvia

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one should note that many representatives of ethnic minorities lack voting rights. Now, losing that text, it becomes very unclear for a reader not from Latvia, why majority opinion (before the deleted phrase) is not in force.Aleksandrs Kuzmins (talk) 19:53, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

You are describing results of a opinion poll not of a referendum - one doesn't need voting rights to particiate in such poll and polls show opinion of about 1000 people, which is not a majority, if country has 2.3 milion inhabitants (of whom BTW majority - 1.8 million - are citizens) ~~Xil * 20:27, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Polls of serious sociologists are conducted so that these hundreds or thousands should be representative for the whole society.Aleksandrs Kuzmins (talk) 15:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
I scaned trough that source and didn't find a note on methodiology, so let's compare this with another poll - here is an article about another poll (the poll was published in the same portal shortly before this. but I failed to find it) - they have questioned people in Valmiera, Daugaupils and Riga and found that most people don't know what is the 4 May holiday all about, however note that it is said that most people who didn't know were Russian and there is a large population of Russians in Riga and Daugaupils, apparently they have not questioned people in Courland where there is Latvian majority and when they had the same poll on web majority knew what is on 4 May. So they assume that web poll is wrong because people probably cared enough to google for the correct answer and that polling in regions where there is certaint ethnical majority reflects situation in general, IMHO, this is a bit flawed.
P.S. One might question if it is right to count two opinions (negatīvs/drīzāk negatīvs and pozitīvs/drīzāk pozitīvs) as one ~~Xil * 23:45, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

New title[edit]

Can it be moved to Languages of Latvia?

--Riwnodennyk 03:05, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

NO! Denis Tarasov (talk) 09:52, 27 July 2008
I think we allready have discussed it, look in the archive ~~Xil (talk) 01:05, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

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