More than three-fourths of Slovaks recently surveyed (76 percent) view the country’s current economic situation negatively while three percent had a positive view, the SITA newswire wrote based on a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre in the Czech Republic and by the Focus polling agency in Slovakia in January. The survey was also conducted in Poland and Hungary under the auspices of the Central European Opinion Research Group, SITA wrote on March 27.
People in the Czech Republic are less pessimistic than the Slovaks. Sixty-two percent of the Czechs assessed the economic situation of the country as negative and seven percent perceived it positively. In Poland, 36 percent of the respondents evaluated their country’s economic situation of their country negatively while more than a fifth (22 percent) had a positive view.
In Hungary, 85 percent of the respondents viewed their economy negatively and only 1 percent of those surveyed expressed a positive opinion about the Hungarian economy.
Twelve percent of those polled expect improvement, about the same number as in Poland. In Slovakia, 11 percent of those surveyed expected improvement but only 4 percent of the Czech respondents expect better times.
Seventy-three percent of the Czechs, 54 percent of the Hungarians, 46 percent of the Slovaks and 36 percent of the Poles expect further deterioration in the economic situation.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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27. Mar 2012 at 14:00