MACEDONIANS DISSATISFIED WITH STANDARD OF LIVING
Majority of Macedonian are depressed when it comes to their life, moreover many of them fear a new armed conflict, a poll showed.
The survey conducted by the European Fund for Balkans and Gallup Europe in the Western Balkan's countries showed that the Macedonians are dissatisfied with both their life (46% - the highest percentage in the region) and with their standard of living.
However, one-third of Macedonians felt the economy was improving.
Respondents condemned corrupt behaviour and were relatively satisfied with the government’s efforts in fighting organized crime (49% were satisfied).
Three in 10 Macedonians felt there was a likelihood of another armed conflict in the region (29%).
While 70% of the Albanians in Macedonia believed that the Ohrid Agreement provided a good long-term solution for Macedonia’s ethnic problems, only 30% of Macedonians agreed.
According to 69% of the Macedonian Albanians, Macedonia should join NATO and the EU even if it meant losing or changing the official name of the country - a notion that was only supported by 3% of the Macedonians (majority of the population).
The majority of both communities agreed that the country’s membership of the EU would be a good thing - (84% of Albanians, 57% of Macedonians).