An overwhelming 8 in 10 respondents to an 'Economic Barometer' survey by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) said they were pessimistic about the overall course of the economy and their own personal financial situation.

With respect to the Memorandum, 6 in 10 respondents gave a negative evaluation of Greece's recourse to the EU-IMF support mechanism and disagree with the strict implementation of the conditions of the updated Memorandum.

The survey, conducted by ALCO on behalf of the EBEA, concerns the first two months of 2011 and was conducted from February 22 to 28 on a sampling of 100 respondents throughout Greece.