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Trust in government stronger among foreigners

04.05.2015 From our online archive
A Politmonitor survey released one day before Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's state of the nation address in parliament has revealed that non-nationals place more trust in the government.

(CS) A Politmonitor survey released one day before Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's state of the nation address in parliament has revealed that non-nationals place more trust in the government.

While only 36 percent of Luxembourgers polled for the survey said that they trusted the DP-LSAP-déi Gréng coalition, this number was at 50 percent among non-nationals.

However, non-nationals were also more trusting of the opposition, with 48 percent of those polled saying that trusted the CSV-ADR-déi Lénk opposition in parliament, compared to 43 percent of Luxembourg nationals.

Additionally, 44 percent of foreigners, the majority of which work in the private sector, said they trusted employers, compared to 40 percent of Luxembourgers.

On the other hand, Luxembourgers showed slightly more trust in the country's unions with 45 percent speaking out in support, while only 42 percent of non-nationals said they trust the Grand Duchy's labour unions.

The Politmonitor also showed that only 44 percent of Luxembourgers think the government is in control of the current situation of the country. Here too, non-nationals were more optimistic, with 67 percent saying the government was in control.

The Politmonitor survey was commissioned by the “Luxemburger Wort” together with RTL and carried out by TNS Ilres.

It surveyed a representative groups of 1,141 people aged 18 or over, including 833 Luxembourg nationals. The survey was carried out between April 23 and May 3 by internet and telephone.