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Majority of all citizens and nearly two thirds of ethnic Macedonians believe country is going in the wrong direction


More than half of all Macedonians – 54.9 percent – believe that the country is going in the wrong direction, while only 32.6 percent think that things are improving, showed a poll conducted by the news site and Market Vision.

As usual, the poll results had a significant ethnic divide. Only 24.5 percent of ethnic Macedonians, who are forced to suffer the most humiliating consequences of the deals with Bulgaria and Greece, say that the situation in the country is improving, while 61.3 percent believe it is getting worse. Among Albanians, the divide is more even 47.8 to 45.9 percent.


Anger is most felt in the capital Skopje – 61.7 percent think that the country is moving in a wrong direction. By region, the north-east has higher levels of optimism with 45.7 percent saying that things are improving. By age group, the elderly – over 60 years of age – have expressed more optimism, with 37.5 percent feeling good about the future. Resentment is felt most among those aged between 40 and 49.