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88 percent of Slovaks feel affected by crisis

INHABITANTS of Slovakia who claim to have been personally affected by the global economic crisis are growing in number, the Transatlantic Trends 2013 survey conducted by the German Marshall Fund of the USA showed.

INHABITANTS of Slovakia who claim to have been personally affected by the global economic crisis are growing in number, the Transatlantic Trends 2013 survey conducted by the German Marshall Fund of the USA showed.

As many as 88 percent of Slovaks reported that they have been affected by the crisis, up by 5 percent in annual terms, the TASR newswire reported, quoting the survey.

This is also well above the 65-percent average for the 11 EU-member countries under review.

Many people consider the economic and social system to be unfair, and that its benefits are enjoyed by only a few people to the detriment of everybody else, sociologist Olga Gyarfášová told TASR. Eighty-eight percent of Slovaks view the country's economy in a strongly negative light, while only 8 percent believe that it is fair to everybody.

Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said that they support cuts in state expenditures, especially in the defence sector, which represents a 6-percent drop.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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