ECONOMY

Greeks not satisfied with living conditions, work, study finds

Greeks do not appear satisfied with their living conditions and their employment, according to a new survey released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Thursday.

Only 5.1 percent of the Greek population felt completely satisfied with their lives and only 5 percent of those employed felt completely satisfied with their work. Meanwhile, 3.3 percent of respondents said they were not at all satisfied with their lives, while 2.9 percent of those employed said they were not at all satisfied with their work.

Asked how satisfied they were regarding their financial condition, 65.1 percent stated that on a scale of 0 to 10 they stood between 0 and 5.

The report was based on data collected for the 2013 survey on income and living conditions of households. The data was collected for the first time based on a harmonized survey questionnaire and using common variables from all EU member states.

The survey also found that 45 percent of participants did not trust the local political system, while 19.2 percent did not trust the legal system and 12.5 percent did not trust the police.