Traffic, corruption and immigration seen as main issues of concern in Malta; 81% pleased with life

Traffic, corruption and immigration seen as main issues of concern in Malta; 81% pleased with life

Traffic, corruption and immigration are seen as the main issues of concern in Malta, according to a survey by InsightPolls. Compared to a poll held in June 2015, the environment is perceived to be less of a problem today.

InsightPolls is run by MISCO International Limited and Corporate Identities Limited, two established companies in the field of online surveys, marketing and public affairs.

The poll, conducted this month, involved 514 persons, representative of the Maltese population in terms of age and gender.

In the online survey, respondents were presented with a set of issues and were asked to choose the main issue which Malta is facing.

Economic issues were not seen to be problem areas. Moreover at the time the survey was conducted, the international situation was also perceived not to pose a problem to the country. The poll was carried before the Valletta Summit and the attacks in Paris.

Traffic was perceived to be the main problem across all age groups. However whereas persons aged under 45 years gave immigration the second highest number of mentions, persons aged 45 years and over perceive corruption to be the second largest problem. For women, the main problem was traffic followed by immigration, while for men, corruption came second to traffic.

Respondents  were also asked to state the main concern they have personally.

Traffic maintained its position as the most important problem faced by individuals and increased in importance. Income was more of a problem than the environment for women while the environment was more of a problem than income for men.

Respondents were generally satisfied with their life. In fact 81% claimed to be either very satisfied or fairly satisfied while 19% claimed to be not so satisfied or not satisfied at all.

The survey also asked about how satisfied respondents were about the Budget. 58% of respondents claimed to be very satisfied or fairly satisfied, while 42% claimed to be not so satisfied or not satisfied at all. Persons aged less than 35 years displayed a higher level of satisfaction with the Budget than persons aged 35 years and over.

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