- 7 Jan 2016 12:55 AM
The Ipsos survey showed that 50% of respondents were satisfied with their own financial situation in 2015, as opposed to 48% saying that the year had been bad in financial terms.
The poll also showed, however, a gap between the poor and those who are better off: while 90% of those in managerial positions thought their finances were good, only 30% of the middle aged and pensioner group held the same opinion and a mere 12% of the unemployed were satisfied.
Thirty-six percent of respondents said all aspects of their own lives were positive in 2015 and only 8% said the opposite.
Concerning the country as a whole, however, 62% said it was a bad year and 35% said 2015 was a good year for the nation.
Nézőpont said in its report that the political climate had changed; while support for the ruling parties had ebbed by the end of 2014, a year later the governing alliance had regained its support through its policies concerning the migration crisis.
“The country is not in a protest mood”, the report said.
Forty-three percent of respondents in the Nézőpont survey said the country’s economy improved in 2015, and 53% voiced expectations for further improvement, as opposed to 26% anticipating economic recession.
Both surveys were conducted on a representative sample of voting age adults last December.
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