Flouting of health rules high among young people, survey finds

A police officer inspects a bus for health safety violations in Athens. [InTime News]

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Coronavirus safety measures in Greece are being flouted mainly by young people, men and people living in cities other than Athens, according to a recent survey.

Conducted by market research and polling firm Qed from July 15-18, the survey found that 51% of its 500 respondents admitted to being lax about implementing the recommendations of health authorities. The rate came to 58% among male respondents and 45% among female ones.

In terms of age groups, the worst culprits were 15-23-year-olds, who admitted to ignoring health safety rules at a rate of 74%. The rate was also high among 24-39-year-olds at 64%, dropping to 54% in the 40-55 age group and 33% in the 55-75 bracket.

Geographically, Athens had the highest rate of compliance, with just 44% percent of respondents living in the Greek capital saying that they are lax about health safety.