Almost half of the respondents in a survey recently conducted by the MVK agency are disappointed with developments in Slovakia since the parliamentary election was held a year ago, Pavol Haulík of MVK told the TASR newswire on June 19.
The survey involved a sample of 1,101 respondents between June 3 and 9 and approximately one in three people said their negative expectations had come true. Conversely, one in ten had positive expectations confirmed while around 4 percent said that they had been positively surprised.
Unemployment and a lack of job opportunities were seen as Slovakia's biggest problem (by 43 percent), with 40 percent pointing to the increasing gap in incomes. Other problems mentioned were high living costs, a high crime rate, the low quality of health care, high taxes and deductions, and corruption.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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20. Jun 2011 at 14:00