Greeks less satisfied with their lives, survey shows

While three quarters of Europeans (75 percent) are satisfied with their lives, only 42 percent of Greeks appear satisfied with their personal situation (compared to 58 percent in autumn 2013), according to a Eurobarometer report regarding life in Europe released on Friday.

Top scores in the same category were reached in Denmark and Sweden (97 percent) while the lowest were observed in Bulgaria (37 percent).

The survey was conducted from May 31 to June 14.

The majority of European respondents felt that the quality of life was good both throughout the European Union (58 percent) and their respective countries (56 percent).

Europeans felt that unemployment was the most important issue at a national level (49 percent), while the overall economic situation (40 percent) was considered the most important matter at a European level.

Sixty-two percent of Germans felt that the employment situation in their country was generally good, while only 2 percent of respondents in Greece, Portugal and Spain felt that employment was generally good in their own countries.

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