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Which political party would you trust the most?
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Which political party would you trust the most?

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Whether the election results show it or not, the CSV party appears to have the confidence of the nation, according to a survey.

Whether Sunday's communal election results show it or not, the CSV party appears to have the confidence of the nation, according to a survey.

The study by tns/ilres, which was commissioned by The Wort, suggests that 46% of the population trusts the Christian Social People's party to do a good job.

Next on the list of trusted political parties is the LSAP, which garnered 15% of the vote of those polled.

ADR bottom of the pile

The results were gathered in a survey conducted at the end of August, which polled 2,205 people from a range of ages, genders and social backgrounds, across the country.

After the LSAP, it was the déi Gréng party (Greens) which had the largest following, with 13% of those questioned supporting them. The DP (Democratic Party) received 9% , di Lénk (the left) 3% and the ADR (Alternative Democratic Reform Party) 1%.

Satisfaction with a commune

The study asked a range of questions concerning the political outlook of the population. It recorded a high level of satisfaction with the quality of life residents enjoy in their communes. More than half of those polled (55%) described their commune as “good” and 37% as “very good”.

There was also an overwhelming support for the direction in which communes were evolving. 56% of those questioned said that their communes had developed for the better, with 14% saying they had seen a “very positive” change.

Intercultural relations appeared to be positive according to 81% of those polled. Only 15% of people reported any negativity between Luxembourg nationals and non-nationals in their commune.

Political involvement

Luxembourg's compulsory voting system means that voter turnout is guaranteed to be close to 100%. But, given the choice of whether to vote or not, 89% said they would still vote. Only 4% expressed a strong reluctance to vote.

This interest in politics was reinforced by the fact that 72% of those polled expressed an interest in politics.