Poll shows drop in living standards

ONE THIRD of all Slovaks claim their living standards have worsened over the past four years while one in five Slovaks have seen an improvement, according to a survey carried out by the Polis Slovakia polling agency, the TASR newswire reported.

ONE THIRD of all Slovaks claim their living standards have worsened over the past four years while one in five Slovaks have seen an improvement, according to a survey carried out by the Polis Slovakia polling agency, the TASR newswire reported.

According to the survey which was carried out between February 18 and 21, as many as 54 percent of the respondents claim that the current government has failed to respond sufficiently to the negative impacts of the economic crisis, while only 30 percent say that the Slovak government’s performance in fighting the crisis has been good.

In addition, the survey revealed that people see corruption and cronyism as the heaviest burden vis-a-vis correct social policies, TASR wrote. Another 45.5 percent of the respondents believe that seeking the most suitable solutions in social policies has been most seriously affected by the economic crisis, while 44.7 percent of those asked blamed the flaws in the social sphere on general wastage of public funds.


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