The majority of Greeks (85.5%) want Greece to remain in the Euro zone and only a 12.2% wish the opposite, according to a poll conducted by MRB for Realnews newspaper.
Nearly 75 (74.1%) of respondents think that Greece and its Euro partners will try to find a common ground and reach an agreement with mutual concessions, while just 20.6% thinks the opposite.
More than 70% (71.9%) of respondents says the Greek government should make mutual concessions in order for Greece to remain in the Euro zone.
However, in case of an agreement being achieved after concessions being made by the Greek government, there are some things which are unnegotiable according to the poll.
Specifically, 91.7% of the respondents think the Greek government should not accept an increase in VAT (Value-Added Tax) concerning basic commodities, 89.4% is against salary reductions and 85.8% against pension cuts.
More than 7 out of 10 of the respondents (75.2%) think the government should not accept the reduction of Social Solidarity Benefit for Pensioners (EKAS) or the reduction of the number of people who are receiving it.
Nearly 70% (69.4) believe that the basic salary should be neither reduced nor increased, while 50.8% thinks contentious property tax (ENFIA) should not be abolished.
On the other hand, just 21.3% of the respondents think the government should accept an agreement with our Euro partners only in case that such agreement includes all the demands of Syriza, even if that bring about a Grexit.
If the Euro partners refuse to make concessions concerning reductions of salaries and pensions and increase in taxation and then the Greek government holds a referendum, 49.2% would vote in favor of new measures so the country to stay in the Euro zone. However, nearly 40% (39.1) would opt for Grexit and implementation of other policies.