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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-06-24

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  • [01] Study shows strong support for 'Indignant Citizens Movement'

  • [01] Study shows strong support for 'Indignant Citizens Movement'

    More than two thirds of Greeks are supportive of the 'Indignant Citizens' Movement' that has now been protesting virtually non-stop outside the Greek Parliament since May 25, according to a survey conducted by the Athens University of Economics statistics department unveiled on Friday.

    A team led by Prof. Epaminondas Panas conducted a questionnaire-based survey using a sample of 2,131 people aged over 18 in Attica and Central Macedonia, between June 10-17.

    Presenting the results, Panas said that the main aim was to reach objective conclusions about attitudes toward the movement based on an analysis of the answers to the questionnaire, trying to uncover the momentum behind the Indignant Citizens Movement in Greece.

    In their responses to the survey, 67.9 percent declared moral support for the movement and eight in 10 believe it has the moral support of a large portion of Greek citizens. Those between 30 and 44 years old believe that people back the 'Indignant Citizens' most strongly. The lower a respondent's educational level, the higher the probablity that he or she did not believe that the Indignant Citizens had the moral support of the majority.

    The majority, or 69.8 percent, have a positive assessment of the movement and more than half of the unemployed have a very positive assessment of the movement.

    In the meantime, more than six in 10 of those asked (66.3 percent) agree with the movement's actions and eight in 10 believe the movement expresses the discontent felt by a large proportion of citizens with all the political parties.

    Asked whether the movement is likely to influence the government or some politicians so that they revise their stance, 71.8 percent believe this is possible but six in 10 also believe that the Greek political system in its present form is not capable of finding a solution to the economic crisis.

    Roughly the same percentage are pessimistic about Greece's future.

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