Monday 25 September 2017

Only 21pc believe in Coalition

MOST Irish people fear for their jobs and have little faith in the Government's ability to drag the country out of its economic morass, an EU survey has found.

According to the study, published yesterday, only 31pc believe that unemployment has hit a peak, while 60pc say that the worst is yet to come.

A quarter of Irish people think the EU is the most capable of getting the country back on track, with 26pc favouring leadership from Brussels, while only 21pc say the Government is able to manage the recovery. The IMF is favoured by 15pc of people.

Confidence in governments around Europe is at a low ebb, with only Swedish, British Maltese, French and Danish people having more faith in their own leaders to overcome the crisis.

Bulgarians are the least trusting of their own government -- only 4pc say it is best placed to handle economic stress -- while the Germans and Finns favour the IMF.

The survey was carried out in May by Ipsos MRBI on a sample of 1,015 people.

Irish Independent

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