The study focused on Greek Public Opinion of the ‘Name Dispute’ and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The study resulted from a survey which aimed to measure Greek public attitudes about international life in general and about the “Macedonia” dispute, its parameters and potential solutions, and is the first survey of its kind. The results indicate highly pessimistic, introverted and distrustful attitudes toward international affairs, and public opinion emotional in its attitudes towards the name dispute and FYROM, resulting in a highly rejectionist outlook. The survey shows that, twenty-five years after the emergence of the new “Macedonian question”, the issue has not been forgotten by Greek public opinion and still remains very relevant.
The report was authored by Dr Ioannis Armakolas and George Siakas of the University of Macedonia, and was generously funded by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University.