Most Greeks say worst yet to come

A massive 99 percent of Greeks say the country?s economic situation is bad, while 76 percent believe that the worst is still to come, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in Brussels Thursday.

This puts Greeks among the most pessimistic people in the 27-member European Union, along with the Irish, the Spanish and the Bulgarians.

The survey found serious disaffection also with the political situation, with only 8 percent of Greeks saying they trust their government. Twelve percent said they trust the Parliament. Both figures were down from the previous survey.

The EU, which is involved in Greece?s bailout loan, is seen as a more effective actor, with 29 percent of the country?s respondents saying they trust the bloc.

The Autumn 2011 Standard Eurobarometer was conducted between November 5 and 20. Former central banker Lucas Papademos replaced George Papandreou as premier on November 11.

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