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Most Greeks pessimistic about economy in 2016: Poll


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Athens: Most Greek citizens are pessimistic and anxious about their country’s economic situation in 2016, a poll showed on Saturday. Up to 81.4 percent of the respondents said they were pessimistic about the country’s course in 2016, Xinhua cited an opinion poll as saying.

In addition, 63 percent of the participants in the survey, which was conducted by polling firm MRB, expected the Greek economic situation to get worse, while 51 percent of them predicted a year of decline for their own households.

As to the Greek debt crisis that has blighted the country and the eurozone for several years, 42.8 percent and 32.4 percent of those surveyed expressed anxiety and anger respectively, said the poll. In contrast, only about 30 percent of the respondents showed positive sentiments, like hope, confidence, pride and certainty, in the survey.