Thursday, August 21, 2008

Poles become less optimistic

A recent opinion poll shows that an increasing number of Poles are dissatisfied by what's going on in their country.

According to the CBOS research centre, Poles are most critical of Poland's political situation - only one in ten respondents said that they are satisfied with it.

Only one third of respondents (33 percent, a fall of three percent since July) think that Poland is heading in a good direction, while almost half of respondents (48 percent) think otherwise.

The CBOS poll states that the forecasts about the development of Poland's general situation next year are a little worse than last month and thus the worst since August 2007.

The pessimists slightly outnumber the optimists - 22 percent think that the situation will worsen next year, while 20 percent count on it getting better. The majority, 47 percent, think that everything will stay as it is.

Although parliament is in recess, the
ountry's political situation is assessed very critically. Almost half of respondents (46 percent, an increase of 6 percent since July) considers what is happening on the political scene as bad. Only ten percent of Poles are satisfied. CBOS says that the last time Poles had such a negative opinion about Polish politics was just before last year's parliamentary elections.