One of Two Greeks Wants to Emigrate



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According to an opinion poll that was conducted by Kapa Research on behalf of the newspaper “TO VIMA,” one out of two Greeks would seek better luck abroad if the right opportunity arises.  It’s no secret that Greeks — especially the younger ones — are really worried about their future.

Poll results showed that Greeks anticipate the new year with far greater anxiety and fear as they believe the worst is yet to come.

Some 55.6 percent of the polled, stated they would leave Greece if the right opportunity arises. Another interesting aspect of the poll is that 45.9 percent stated they would consider leaving the large cities and starting a new life in the countryside.

The feeling of despair is obvious in Greek society as seven out of ten Greeks believe that the worse is yet to come (68.6 percent) while only one out of four (25.1 percent) believes that the situation will improve in the future.

The respondents of the poll were also asked to describe the future of Greece with one word and the answers were indicative of their pessimism; seven out of ten believe that the words “devastation” (27.3 percent), “static”(25.1 percent) and “crisis”(18.3 percent) are the right words to use when it comes to the country’s future.