The fear of poverty prevails in Greece and EU
Poverty, hunger and lack of drinking water are assessed by Europeans as the single most serious problems facing the world as a whole, according to the results of a Eurobarometer survey conducted in June and published on Friday. Interestingly enough, climate change remains a key concern for Europeans ranking second in the survey, followed by a 3% increase, compared to the last special climate survey that was conducted in 2009 and is viewed as a more serious threat to the world than such other issues as the global economic situation, international terrorism and armed conflicts.
Furthermore, at a rate well above the european average of the 27 member-states, four out of five respondents in Greece considered poverty and hunger as currently being the most important problem on the planet. In second place and as it maybe argued as reasonably forseeable, at a rate greater than any other europeans, (78% vs. 45% average), greek respondents highlighted the economic crisis, followed in hierarchical order by climate change, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the availability of energy resources, the spread of infectuous diseases, international terrorism and lastly, the increasing global population.