Vast majority of Greeks pessimistic over pension prospects

The vast majority of Greek citizens in their 30s and 40s are very pessimistic over their pension prospects, a public opinion survey by “Interview” showed on Thursday.

A 94 pct of respondents in the survey said their pensions, in the next 20 or 30 years, will not correspond to their social insurance contributions.

The survey, conducted on a sample of 715 adults around the country in the period February 13-15, said that a 59 pct of respondents believed that the latest social insurance reform was moving in the wrong direction, while a 96 pct expected a new cut in main pensions. A 87 pct of respondents said that medical-pharmaceutical services offered by their social insurance funds were not good, in relation with their social insurance contributions. Only 10 pct said these services were good, while a 3.0 pct did not answer.