Greeks full of contradictions on ideology and political beliefs, study suggests

Photo by Panyotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panyotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greeks are a bag of contradictions regarding political ideology and views, with the majority believing “socialism” to be a more positive term than “capitalism” while, at the same time, espousing the classical characteristics of liberalism in valuing “freedom” over “equality”, a new, wide-ranging opinion poll suggests.

Commissioned by Dianeosis, an Athens-based think-tank, the study seeks to explore what Greeks think, how they think and how they cope with the crisis and the world in general, this year’s study builds on the think-tank’s previous research that found the...

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