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Greeks are most pessimistic in Europe, poll finds

The French have become almost as pessimistic as the Greeks as Europe struggles with a persistent lack of job prospects, according to a Pew Research Center poll that paints a gloomy picture of the world economy.

Forty-eight percent of French people surveyed said they expect the economic situation to deteriorate over the next 12 months, second only to the Greeks, with 53 percent, among the 44 nations polled.

In Greece, Italy and Spain, more than 90 percent of respondents said the current situation is bad, a view held by 88 percent in France.

[Bloomberg]

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