Greeks' confidence in democracy faltering, survey suggests

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Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos []

Almost half of Greece’s citizens (47 percent) believe the statement that “we have a democracy in name only, not substance”, only a third (32 percent) agree that democracy is the best political system despite its problems while almost a fifth (18 percent) would prefer less democracy and more prosperity, a new survey into the Greek public’s trust in democratic institutions has found.

Conducted by the Public Opinion Research Unit of the University of Macedonia on behalf the Thessaloniki-based Dukakis Centre for Public and Humanitarian Service, the survey also found that 45.5 percent of respondents deem their participation in election...

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