Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Understatement of the young millennium: Poles wealthy but less trustworthy?

A CBOS poll has shown that three-quarters of Poles feel that their global position is better than ever before.

Seventy-five percent of respondents feel that Poland’s global position has increased this year. 70 percent of Poles feel that the state of the economy is better as well, despite the economic crisis.

“Those who think that they have profited from [Poland’s] transformation respond far more positively,” claims Rafal Bouszewski from CBOS.

However, the poll also shows that interpersonal relations between citizens has decidedly worsened. Only 19 percent of those polled feel that Poles are people of integrity, while forty-four percent feel just the opposite.

Additionally, 68 percent of respondents feel that the level of criminality in the country is high.

The poll took place in January 2009 on a representative sample of 1,089 adult Poles.