Greeks are officially the unhappiest European citizens
According to recent surveys conducted by Greek statistics authority ELSTAT on the income and living conditions, the Greek people…
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.