German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the federal government are losing favor with the population compared to the start of last year. According to a recent Forsa poll, only about 30% still trust these two institutions, Die Welt newspaper reported on January 3.
It is noted that Scholz scored only 33%, the federal government – 34%. Minus 24 and 22 percent respectively
The Bundestag, which at the beginning of the year was trusted by 37% of respondents, showed a decrease of 12%. Trust in German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier fell to 63%, but, as in previous years, he enjoyed the greatest sympathy among politicians.
The Forsa survey also revealed clear differences between the eastern and western parts of Germany.
According to the data obtained, with the exception of the municipal level, the trust of East Germans in political institutions is lower than that of Western ones. The difference in trust between the federal president (53% in the east, 65% in the west) and the European Union (20% in the east, 33% in the west) is particularly pronounced.
In November, it was reported that nearly three-quarters of Germans did not want Angela Merkel back as Chancellor of Germany.
In October, the Bild newspaper, citing a study by the sociological company Insa, reported that more than half of Germans believe that Scholz is not coping with his duties as head of government.