The Institution of Family in Greece

Published On: April 15, 2024Categories:

Client: European Research Infrastructure Consortium” (SHARE-ERIC) – Max Planck Institute



Key Findings From the Latest Wave

  • Family trust rates exceed 80% across demographics, representing a universal institution transcending political divides.
  • The economic crisis revitalized the family institution, increasing its role and modernizing its form.
  • In times of crisis, the majority of Greeks turn to their families for support, solidarity, and love.
  • A notable disparity exists between men and women regarding the importance of starting a family, with men more inclined than women.
  • Traditional family structures have evolved, with various family types now being accepted in Greek society.
  • The Church remains a place of family gathering but has less influence over younger generations.
  • Domestic violence has surged, with 41% of respondents reporting being victims, predominantly against women.
  • Only 54% of women consider having a child and starting a family as the most important things in life, compared to 77% of men.

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