Almost Half of Bulgarians Pessimistic About Country's Progress
Almost half of Bulgarians are pessimistic about the country's development, and only 4.2% of them think that it is headed in the right direction, according to a recent poll.
According to a survey of the sociological agency AFIS, held between March 31 to April 7, some 42% of the respondents do not see positive signs of progress. The pessimists in February were 45% of all the polled, Dnes.bg informs.
Unemployment is defined as the biggest problem by 27% of Bulgarians. Second comes poverty (16%), followed by the economic crisis (15 %). Only 8.6% of respondents stated health problems as their main concern.
A total of 87% of Bulgarians would like the minimum pension to be BGN 500. Some 92% of Bulgarians insist that the minimum wage should be indexed to the average European rates.
According to 41% of Bulgarians, the events in Ukraine were an act of coup d'état, still almost 40% of respondents found it difficult to answer.
Regarding the deteriorating relations between the West and Russia, 44% of the polled believe that the crisis will have a negative impact on Bulgaria, as opposed to 30% who claim it will have no effect on the country.
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It is so difficult to make the necessary changes here because those who might have the get up and go to make the changes have........well........ got up and gone. And many of those remaining are quite happy with the status quo if they are getting what they want, but do not look forward to what future generations need