Survey reveals Greek optimism on the course of the pandemic and the vaccination drive

Survey reveals Greek optimism on the course of the pandemic and the vaccination drive

A recent survey by the DiaNEOsis think-tank has found that 68.4% of Greeks believe that “the worst is behind us” in terms of the pandemic and that normalcy will return at some point next year. 

This is a significant improvement from a September survey, where three in four respondents felt that the health crisis was nowhere near over. More than half the respondents (57.2%) in the latest DiaNEOsis study also believe the country is moving in the right direction to tackle the health crisis. 

Vaccinations appear to be the main drivers of this optimistic outlook, as 97.8% of respondents said they are satisfied by the “vaccination process.” Moreover, 38.9% said they have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 66.2% of them admitted to being in a better frame of mind following their jab. 

The number of people saying that they will not be getting vaccinated has also decreased. In December, 14.3% of respondents stated that they would definitely not be receiving a vaccine, while in Monday’s results this was down to 6.2%; 4.8% said they would “probably not” be vaccinated, down from 13.1% in December.

The survey participants in their vast majority (87%), including those already vaccinated, reported that they would be positive towards receiving a vaccination jab, across all ages, education brackets, income groups, professions, and all regions of Greece.

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