The Andalusian community and its management by the Government of PP-A and Cs – which this Thursday marks one year since the inauguration of Juanma Moreno – has returned to submit to the scrutiny of public opinion through a new edition of the barometer prepared by the Center for Andalusian Studies (Centra), a body dependent on the Board, based on a survey conducted by the company Nexo SCA between November 25 and December 12 last year between 2,627 people of both sexes and residents in the eight provinces.
Lack of work, corruption and health are now the three main problems in the region, according to respondents, although a third of them do not trust any political party to solve them. The majority believe that the economic situation is bad or very bad (64%), as is the political situation (64.5%). And many point to waiting lists and the lack of doctors and teachers as the reasons why these public services do not work as they should.
The unemployment is again the main problem for Andalusians (22.1%), followed by political corruption (14.8%), health (5.2%), immigration (4.1%) and education (3.1%). This changes the perception of citizens regarding the barometer of July 2019, in which, although unemployment also topped the list of concerns, the second place was for health and third for education, corruption being the fifth problem more mentioned, behind the political dissatisfaction.
The list is completed by other problems such as dissatisfaction with politicians, job insecurity, the functioning of the economy, youth unemployment, health waiting lists and lack of health infrastructure.
In spite of everything, almost a third of those surveyed (28.2%) believes that "no" party can respond to these problems, while 17% trust more in the PP, 16.5% in the PSOE, 12% in Adelante Andalucía, 11.1% in Vox and 4% in Cs.
Six out of ten respondents state that generating more employment should be the main objective of Andalusia for the next four years, followed by the improvement in health services, the rise in salaries and the improvement of education.
To solve the problem of unemployment, they pose as better options (among those offered by the study) attract business investments to the region (39.8%), that the Board and the municipalities create more employment (24.9%) and the fight against fraud (12.6%).
As for Andalusian public health, the study reflects a tie between those who believe that it works well or very well and those who believe that it works badly or very badly (40.1% in both cases). Almost 26% point to waiting lists as the main cause of their assessment – only 2.9% believe they have been reduced – while 13.1% do so due to lack of doctors. Another almost 13% positively value their experience and quality of care; 4.4% believe there are good professionals and the same percentage think that good care is offered; while 4.3% points to the lack of means.
There are more in this case those who value Andalusian public education positively (37.1%) than those who do so negatively (32.4%). Although 17.6% do not know how to argue their assessment, 13.3% say they have a good experience and 7.5%, that there are good professionals. Although 5.3% believe that teachers are lacking and another equal percentage considers that the academic level is improved.
Only 12.6% of surveyed Andalusians value the economic situation of Andalusia as good or very good, because of the 64% who rate it badly or very badly. In addition, just over 43% consider that this situation is the same as a year ago, while 11.4% think it is better and 38.1%, which is worse. Nor are the Andalusians very optimistic about the future, since four out of ten believe that the economic situation will get worse, by 19.9% who think it will be better and 25.2% who think there will be no changes.