Survey finds Greeks gloomiest in EU but less so than last year

Greeks are more pessimistic than any of their counterparts in the 28-member European Union about their country’s economic prospects but are less gloomy than they were six months ago, according to a new Eurobarometer poll.

The poll indicated that 56 percent of Greeks think the economy will worsen, down from 61 percent last November, while 16 percent said they believed things will improve, up 3 percent. On average, 25 percent of EU citizens expressed pessimism about the economic outlook in their countries, up 5 percent from November. A total of 24 percent said they thought things would get better, up 3 percent.