Many in Greece have watched with worry as Golden Dawn's popularity rises. In two recent polls, it was ranked as the third highest political party in the country, with 22 percent of the Greek citizenry in its ranks.
Near the end of its outline of its beliefs, the party writes as follows: "We must resist and overcome the genocidal multi-culturalist, and anti-Hellenic agenda of the New World Order. The unholy alliance of the bankers, the media, corrupt politicians and the educational system are rabidly attempting to extinguish all traces of Hellenism- past, present and future – through poverty, historical revisionism, media distortions and third world immigration. The Golden Dawn is the only party that truly recognizes the problem and has the solution.
The party has been gaining strength in Greece as the population there struggles to cope with a poor economy and harsh austerity measures put in place by the government.
The party opened an office in New York City, for the stated purpose of reaching out to the Greek diaspora.