A majority of 63% of Germans believe that when making decisions about Corona measures, politicians should be guided by the recommendations of scholars rather than public opinion. This is the result of a representative survey conducted by the Erfurt-based INSA Consulere, which was conducted on behalf of Tagespost. At the same time, 19% disagreed. 11 percent say they do not know their opinion on the question.
74% agreement among those over 60 years of age
The statement that respondents were asked to comment on was: “When making decisions about Corona measures, policy should be guided by recommendations from scholars rather than public opinion.”
While 53 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 39 share this view, the number in the group between the ages of 40 and 59 is between 61 and 63 percent. Among those over the age of 60, the figure is 74 percent.
Among Catholic respondents, 65 percent said that when making decisions about Coronavirus measures, the policy should be based more on recommendations from scholars than on public opinion. 18% opposed the statement. Among Protestants, approval is 69% higher. On the other hand, 19 percent disagree. Free Church respondents agree 60 percent.
Green voters agree with 84 percent
The poll of 2,049 adults between March 26 and 29 also breaks down the issue of party convergence. 84% of Green Party voters agree with the statement that when making decisions about coronavirus measures, policy should be guided by the recommendations of scholars and not public opinion, just like 80% of union voters. Left and SPD voters each voted 71%, FDP voters 56%, and Alternative for Germany voters 38%. 39% of AfD voters do not agree with this view. DT / ml
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