THIRTY-EIGHT percent of Slovaks perceive the creation of the ruling coalition of Smer, Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) very or rather negatively, a new poll conducted by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) think-tank and Focus agency showed.
The poll was carried out between July 4 and 11 on a representative sample of 1,002 people.
On the other hand, 36 percent of the population expects that the Smer-SNS-HZDS coalition will be very or rather good for the country.
As many as 26 percent of the respondents did not have any opinion on this issue or did not answer.
More optimistic expectations of the new government are among the older generation (43 percent), people with basic and incomplete secondary education (38 and 40 percent, respectively), job seekers (47 percent) and retirees (42 percent).
In terms of regional differences, the highest expectations of the new coalition come from citizens in the Trenčín region (50 percent).
On the other hand, 55 percent of people with a university education, 61 percent of professionals, 51 percent of citizens from the Bratislava region and 77 percent of the citizens with Hungarian nationality expressed negative expectations of the composition of the new government, SITA wrote.
7. Aug 2006 at 0:00