Big majority of Greeks pessimistic about country’s future, survey finds


The big majority of Greeks are pessimistic about the country’s future, with nine out of 10 citizens saying that Greece is moving in the wrong direction, a new survey by Public Issue has shown.

According to the poll, 92 percent of respondents were disappointed in the record of the SYRIZA-led government, while 84 percent held a negative view about the performance of conservative New Democracy opposition.

More than half of the respondents said that neither the current government, nor a conservative administration could be trusted to solve the country’s problems.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was nevertheless considered to be more popular than incumbent Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Public Issue found. A total 42 of the respondents said Mitsotakis was more suitable for prime minister, with Tsipras gathering 22 percent.