According to recent surveys conducted by Greek statistics authority ELSTAT on the income and living conditions, the Greek people appear to be disappointed with life and work, as 4 in 10 are unhappy with life, finances, work and their living environment. This rate increases to 6 out of 10 for people whose income is near or under the poverty line.
According to the figures of ELSTAT and the Eurobarometer:
- 31.7% (56.4% of the impoverished population) claim to be completely unsatisfied or very little satisfying about the financial situation
- 45% (50.6% of unemployed) do not trust the political system
- Almost 1 in 2 believe that the financial situation will get worse in the next 12 months
- 7.8% of those near the poverty line have felt disappointed, somber or depressed in the past month
- More than 7 out of 10 do not consider the quality of life in the country to be good
- 82% of the general population is feeling huge pressure
- 63% of Greeks believe unemployment to be the country’s major problem.
A recent OECD survey also showed that the Greek people are the most unhappy people amongst the 36 OECD members.