At first I thought that this survey was a little extreme, but then I thought about it as a Greek. I compared my own feelings (as a Greek-American, not even a Greek in Greece) to other European cultures and my own thinking was, "Yeah, we are definitely better than all of them. We have a richer culture, deeper history, more accomplishments." So I guess this survey really does make much more sense to me.
In eight of the 33 countries recently surveyed by the Pew Research Center, at least two thirds of the respondents said they believe their culture is superior to those of other nations. All eight are in Eastern Europe.
- Greece (89%)
- Georgia (85%)
- Armenia (84%)
- Russia (69%)
- Bulgaria (69%)
- Bosnia (68%)
- Romania (66%)
- Serbia (65%)
Cultural chauvinism is about equally strong in a string of Balkan countries (Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania) and Russia. Caucasian neighbours Georgia and Armenia take it up a notch to well over 80 percent, but nobody touches the Greeks — nine out of ten think theirs is a superior culture.
The least culturally superior people in the survey were the people of Spain.