Greece was among the countries most dramatically affected by the financial crisis of 2008. The Greek government deficit sky-rocketed as a result of increases in interest rates and extremely poor management. Greece sought assistance from the IMF and European Union in order to tackle debts estimated at 113% of the country’s GDP in 2010. They agreed to help the Greek government in return for a series of austerity measures: tackling tax avoidance, reducing the government deficit, cutting public sector bonuses and health spending, freezing public sector recruitment etc.
The Fondation pour l’innovation politique wanted to find out Greek people’s attitudes to this policy of austerity.
|Age of interviewees
||18 and above|
|Fieldwork dates||12 to 17 May 2010|
|Method of administration||Telephone|
|Number of questions:||16|
|Language used in the survey||Greek|
|Results available in||French|
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