A new survey was published on Saturday morning revealing some of the attitudes of the Greek population towards the vaccination program that is about to begin to combat the spread of Covid-19.
The survey, which was conducted by the Athens University of Economics and Business, asked a total of 3,571 individuals, covering a wide spectrum of socioeconomic classes of Greek society.
The survey asked respondents about a series of issues in regard to the pandemic; however, its most alarming finding was the one about the upcoming vaccination program against the novel coronavirus.
According to the survey, only 42 percent of the population is willing to be inoculated, a figure significantly lower compared to the percentage of the population that needs to get the vaccine in order for the country to achieve so-called herd immunity.
Speaking with the radio station of the state-run AMNA news agency, Dr. Marina Psiloutsikou, who was responsible for the survey, noted that those willing to receive the vaccination tended to be women and older people, compared to men and younger individuals, who are less willing to be inoculated.
In other findings, the survey revealed that an overwhelming 86 percent of Greeks said that they do wear face masks, with 90 percent of the population adhering to the curfew, by sending text messages to the state each time they need to leave their homes.
An additional 58 percent said that they leave their homes only when it is absolutely necessary.
It is noted that Greece will remain under a strict national lockdown at least until January 7, 2021.