Christian Post — A recent Gallup Poll has revealed which nations around the world are feeling most pessimistic about the future – and results show that unsurprisingly, austerity-hit Greeks feel the worst when thinking about their lives five years from now.
The poll reflects data gathered in 2011 that examines the attitudes of close to 150 nations around the world, and asks respondents how they feel about their country’s future five years down the line – whether their lives will be better off or worse.
Among the top five most pessimistic countries were Greece, Syria, Czech Republic, Portugal and Japan. Greece and Portugal are suffering through deep economic troubles and citizens fear austerity measures may only compound their current troubles – 42 percent of Greek respondents shared a pessimistic outlook, compared with 32 percent of Portuguese.
Syria is currently on the brink of civil war with government troops battling rebels intent on bringing down the current regime. Although not much is known about what kind of government or rule a potentially successful rebellion would yield.
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