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Survey Shows 1821 Revolution Is a Reference Point for All Greeks

ATHENS – A survey on what contemporary Greeks think and know about the 1821 revolution, which led to the foundation of the modern Greek state, has been commissioned by the Centre for Liberal Studies, the third of its kind since 2019.

The MARC poll was conducted between November 30 and December 5 on a nationwide basis using a sample of 1,211 individuals as part of the educational programme “200 years since the Liberal Revolution”.

Its findings show that the 1821 war of independence was a common reference point that unites all Greeks, regardless of their demographic profile, educational level, ideological beliefs and political identity, noting that its national nature has a 91.2 pct approval rate.

The best known protagonists of the Revolution, in order, are Theodoros Kolokotronis, Georgios Karaiskakis and Laskarina Bouboulina, who has jumped 10 points. There is also widespread recognition of the role of the Filiki Etaireia, philhellenes, island ship owners in the war’s outcome.

Greece celebrates the 1821 Revolution with a national holiday on March 25.

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