The latest episode in Europe’s ongoing financial crisis pits Greece, the delinquent debtor, against Germany, the fiscally responsible creditor.
That may be a wild generalization, but it conforms, at least, to stereotypes within Europe: Germans are considered by each of the countries polled in a Pew study to be the most trustworthy and hardest working on the continent. Each country, that is, except Greece. Greeks consider themselves to be the most trustworthy and hardest working.
The Pew Research Center study was compiled in 2013. We’ve created our own version of Pew’s chart above.