As most of you know it’s election day in Greece and everyone is watching.
Amidst the ongoing economic turmoil and upcoming elections in Greece, social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, dove into Twitter and Facebook to get a pulse of what Greeks are saying online in Greece. Crimson Hexagon’s ForSight™ platform collected sentiment from conversations regarding continued inclusion in the Eurozone, continued use of the Euro as currency and support for political alternatives offered in today’s and tomorrow’s Greek elections in this explosive time. With just under 33,000 opinions on the topic, the findings may surprise you, as the data collected significantly expressed support for leaving the Eurozone and transitioning the currency.
The key takeaways from the analysis, are that Greek’s expressed significant support for leaving the Eurozone and transitioning the currency. Additionally, the findings indicate that because of the economic turmoil and bailout, the pressure and impact on today’s elections are a real concern to the people. The sentiment collected on conversations surrounding the political parties, indicated the majority at 16%, support the New Democracy party (centre-right and pro-memorandum party led by Antonis Samaras).
32% of sentiment collected was surrounding the Euro debate
16% of users expressed anti-Euro sentiment
13% of conversation was neutral
3% expressed support for the Euro
40% of conversation debated Greece’s political party
16% of user conversation supports pro-memorandum parties
14% expressed support for anti-memorandum parties
10% of related conversation was neutral
28% of social media conversation focused on general political/economic debates
12% expressed supports of Greece’s exit from the EZ
9% of user conversations on the topic were neutral
7% of conversations expressed support for Greece’s presence in the EZ