In most European member states, a large proportion of the population feels that things in their country are heading in the wrong direction. The Greek society is by far the most pessimistic, 61 percent of the Greek population feels that things are heading in the wrong direction. Every other European thinks that future generations will have lower standards of living than they have today. The most developed nations are also the most pessimistic (Belgium, Austria, France and Germany) regarding the future. Participants in the research from every country consider income inequality to be a major problem.