Kapa Research: Greek Citizens Appear Pessimistic about 2016



kapa-researchThe Greeks are expecting the new year to be just as bad as the last on, according to survey results released by Kapa Research.

The survey, published in the Greek newspaper To Vima, notes that 69.5% of respondents reported that 2015 was “a year of hope and disappointment in regards to politics,” while 55.1% of the respondents believe that things are only going to get worse.

Furthermore, 71.5% of respondents think that the situation in Greece took a turn for the worse, while in terms of their personal finances and family structure, 65.6% of respondents stressed that their situation had worsened. Another 57.7% of Greeks appear pessimistic about the country’s economic situation in 2016, while one in two respondents believes that the SYRIZA – ANEL coalition government will not withstand the pressure, leading to the formation of a new cabinet.

The survey also revealed that 58.7% of Greek people consider the imposition of capital controls to be the most important incident of 2015. Meanwhile, according to the respondents, the most important people who influenced Greece’s current status were Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis, 70.4% and 39.7%, respectively.