To Vima, Kapa Research and the Polls

An old Greek political insider, whenever asked to predict the election winner, often refers to the words of Konstantinos Karamanlis: “You want to know what the dynamics of the political parties are? I’ll tell you…

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September 2015 Exit Poll Data

At the end of the election period as Syriza finally managed to maintain its party cohesion at a satisfactory 76.3%. Its most significant losses: – Popular Unity: 5.8%, not as considerable as one would expect…

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Easter, Faith and Religion in Greece

As one of the four countries with official Orthodox Christian religion, Greece continues to celebrate Easter with devotion, reverence and by maintaining the traditional customs associated with it. Nevertheless, the people’s belief in God and…

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Polls, Predictions and Election Results

At Kapa Research we are committed to achieving the highest standards in research methodology and thereby the maximum quality of surveys. Over the years, starting with the first exit poll in the country in 1992,…

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New entrepreneurship

Nations, as man-made entities, often operate like humans: just as a tragic event changes the life of a person forever, so a historical event changes the course of a nation fundamentally. The latest Kapa Research survey…

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The crisis of mass representation

Heading towards the May 2014 double-election in Greece – regional/local and European Parliament elections – various small parties come into play and compete side-by-side with older and larger political formations. However, these small parties are…

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The Anonymous Unemployed

If we had to identify the strongest and most consistent demands of Greek public opinion during the post-dictatorship period, it would come to the following three: democracy, freedom, and equal treatment of the underprivileged. A…

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Actions vs. Words

Europe always constituted a stable reference point for Greeks: a field of peace, democracy, and economic development that counterbalanced the country’s domestic problems, as well as the instability of its neighborhood. Although this symbolic context…

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The political bet of 2013

From the June 2012 elections until now, the public dialogue in Greece was monopolized by issues related to the disbursement of a large tranche of the EU-ECB-IMF loan to Greece, and the additional measures that…

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