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Eurobarometer survey finds many Slovaks are pessimistic about 2011

Slovaks do not believe this year will bring a positive change in their lives even though they are considerably less pessimistic than they were in the previous two years, according to a public opinion survey published by Eurobarometer, the TASR newswire reported.

Slovaks do not believe this year will bring a positive change in their lives even though they are considerably less pessimistic than they were in the previous two years, according to a public opinion survey published by Eurobarometer, the TASR newswire reported.

Around 41 percent of Slovaks do not expect changes in the economic environment, 34 percent are expecting worse times, and only 23 percent are optimistic. When it comes to the financial situation in their own households, 59 percent of the surveyed Slovaks do not expect any change, while 20 percent are pessimists and the same proportion are optimists.

As for employment, 36 percent of Slovaks believe the situation in the labour market will get worse, while 22 percent think things will improve. As many as 59 percent do not foresee any significant changes when it comes to whether they personally will be successful when looking for a new job, while 15 percent expect an improvement and 12 percent a deterioration.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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