A SURVEY by the MVK agency showed that more than half of Slovaks (54.6 percent) believe that the global financial crisis is already affecting Slovakia, TASR reported. According to the survey, those who most often have this opinion are unemployed, supporters of the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) and people between ages 30 and 40. The survey also shows that 39 percent believe that the crisis is yet to come.
Less than 3 percent of respondents said that the crisis would not touch Slovakia, while another almost 30 percent believe the crisis will only have small effects on the country. These are managers, businessmen, students and people with higher income. On the other hand, almost half of the responents expects bad impact of the crisis, among them people with lower income, unemployed and retired people over 60.