“Brazilian Discontent Ahead of World Cup” – Most Brazilians oppose having football event in their country [Pew Research Center]

-President Rousseff Gets Poor Marks on Key Issues-

June 3, 2014

The national mood in Brazil is grim, following a year in which more than a million people have taken to the streets of major cities across the country to protest corruption, rising inflation and a lack of government investment in public services such as education, health care and public transportation, among other things. A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that 72% of Brazilians are dissatisfied with the way things are going in their country, up from 55% just weeks before the demonstrations began in June 2013…

Brazilians are also concerned about the impact that hosting the World Cup, which begins June 12, will have on their country. About six-in-ten (61%) think hosting the event is a bad thing for Brazil because it takes money away from schools, health care and other public services — a common theme in the protests that have swept the country since June 2013…

Excerpted; full article link: http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/06/03/brazilian-discontent-ahead-of-world-cup/

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