French morale was at a record low less than two weeks ahead of the French prime minister's deadline to restore confidence in the population in his first 100 days in office, according to a survey on Saturday.
Less than a third of French people polled were optimistic about their and their children's future, a drop of 28 percentage points since the last poll in December 2004 and the lowest since the first Ifop survey for newspaper Dimanche Ouest-France in February 1995.
...the poll showed that only 25 percent surveyed had confidence in the government's battle to lower unemployment, which has stayed at over 10 percent.
In other findings, 81% reported showering less than once a week. 76% reported leaving elderly relatives to die in non-air conditioned apartments while they vacationed during the month of August. 84% thought it was acceptable to accept generous welfare benefits they didn't earn.Perhaps the least shocking result was that 98% of the respondents attempted to surrender to the pollster before questioning began and volunteered to work in armament factories for their new masters.