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The trust in politics and the economy is at a low ebb

retirement, health and immigration: These three topics to prepare, the Swiss are currently the greatest headache, as the new the Credit Suisse worry barometer shows. In comparison to last year, the top of the ranking remains unchanged – behind it there are, however, some shifts.

Almost half of the respondents to the AHV. If you ask the Swiss to the urgent Problem to be solved, the most common answer is also the pension scheme. Behind the issue of environmental protection and climate change, the workers for a long time only a minority of people in Switzerland, but is now experiencing a Revival follows.

After the interest in the Umwelthematik between the years of 2000 and 2016 it has almost halved, increasing it since then strong again. Last year, the theme returned again for the first time in the Top 5 of the greatest Concerns. This year it has increased – driven by the media present the debate around climate change – again, and is new with 29 percent in the fourth place of the ranking list.

Easily, the fear of unemployment that is 26 percent to rank five has increased. However, the long-term development speaks a different language: Since 2010, the Problem has lost almost continuously in importance. About three-quarters of the Swiss observed at the time, the situation on the labour market with concern, there is still a good quarter. The much-discussed fear of a soon-to-be loss of jobs due to the digitisation has not been determined.

other issues have lost their urgency. Refugees and the Asylum system no longer employ the people so strong. The banking crisis seems to be even quite forgotten, and is no longer even in the Top 20 of the rankings represented.

the concern for personal safety, and more so than all the others has been increasing. With an increase of 11 percentage points is new on rank six. Here is the development on health and health insurance, the Swiss moved to the turn of the Millennium, by far the most. In 2001, almost two-thirds of the respondents indicated that the cost to prepare large concern. Then health lost issues becoming more and more important, before they rose again sharply to its current level of 41 percent.

The population expected from the policy solutions for the most pressing problems of the country, is disappointed, according to the new barometer but. So 46 percent of the respondents are of the opinion that the government and the administration often fail in crucial respects. In 2017, this value was half as high. 83 percent think that "the Federal Council must play its leadership role better," and 68 percent, "the Parliament must look again for a more compromising".

in addition to this perceived management lack of Executive power, many complain about a General reform of the jam. The result is a significant loss of confidence in almost all Swiss institutions.

have The most confidence lost compared to the previous year, the churches, followed by the EU and the economy, which has been lost in recent years, a lot of credit. 41 percent of respondents found the economy to fail, often at crucial things. A majority calling for more freedom and less bureaucracy.

In the media and the policy in trust, the voting citizens, citizens voting also much less than a few years ago. Especially the Image of political parties has arg suffered. More than three-quarters of the respondents see the "declining ability of the policy to provide viable solutions," even as the biggest threat to the Swiss identity.

"The decrease of trust in political actors is remarkable."Manuel Rybach, Credit Suisse

A clear majority wants a Federal Council takes its leadership role in expanding and a Parliament that is workable compromises find. "This can be understood as a clear mandate for the upcoming term," says Manuel Rybach of Credit Suisse for politics and public Affairs. The decrease of trust in political actors is remarkable and the scope of the unresolved challenges due to the.

"It is a certain disillusionment with politics to identify," says Lukas Golder from the research Institute GFS Bern, which is the worry barometer created since 1995 for Credit Suisse. "In comparison to other countries, the Swiss political Executive trust, but still above average." 51 percent behind the Federal Council, while the respective government in OECD countries enjoy an average of only 43.4 percent Support.

it is also Positive that a large part of the respondents referred to their own economic situation as good to very good. Nevertheless, the political decision-makers preparing should cover, to take the Concerns of the population seriously and to present solutions. Otherwise, the trust of Switzerland could break nationals in the institutions.

Created: 05.12.2019 00:00

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