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Majority of Greeks fear a fourth bailout

TAGS: Economy

Six in 10 Greeks fear that the country will most likely be forced to sign a fourth bailout with its international lenders in 2018 in order to cope with its financial woes, according to a survey released on Monday.

The current program, the third Athens has signed since 2010, expires in mid-2018, but 87.2 percent of respondents in the poll conducted by polling firm MRB do not see a light at the end of the tunnel, according to local daily To Vima.

Greeks are mostly worried about unemployment (65.3 percent of respondents), overtaxation (47.3 percent) and the health system (35.2 percent).

A total of 70.2 percent of Greeks between the ages of 18 and 24 and 49.8 percent of Greeks aged 25 to 34 said they would leave the debt-ridden country if they had the opportunity to live and work abroad.

Meanwhile, 59.4 percent of respondents said they still felt anger at the situation, 49.7 percent shame, and 38.6 percent anxiety.

And although 20.5 percent said they were hopeful about the future, only 6.4 percent said they felt proud of their country.

[Xinhua]

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