As an example showing that what happens on the streets may not necessarily represent the sentiments of an entire population, a new opinion poll indicates that the majority of Greeks prefers the EU/IMF deal to possible sovereign debt default. Moreover, the majority also preferred "more sacrifices" to "more protests."

Reuters reported:

ALCO said 54.2 percent backed the deal, which foresees tough cuts in wages and pensions in return for a 110 billion euros ($148 billion) in emergency loans.

Just over a third, or 33.2 percent, said they would rather Greece tried to emerge from the crisis on its own, even if it meant a risk of default.
New poll shows most Greeks support EU/IMF deal | Reuters