By: Sara Rančigaj
According to a poll conducted by Parsifal, more than half of those polled believe that the behaviour of opposition politicians is harmful. The opinion relates to their arrogance regarding the use of the Stay Healthy app, which records infected contacts, and their calls against wearing protective masks in schools. Only a fifth of respondents believe that the conduct of the opposition is normal, while just over 8 percent believe that the conduct of the opposition is correct.
The Parsifal agency conducted a survey for Nova24TV in which it asked the respondents whether the behaviour of opposition politicians is harmful. The testing was conducted by telephone on a sample of 730 respondents and was conducted between November 2nd and 4th, and the survey included adult residents of Slovenia.
More than half (57.2 percent) of respondents believe that the behaviour of opposition politicians who did not download the Stay Healthy app and called against wearing masks in schools is harmful. 20.3 percent of respondents believe that such behaviour is normal for the opposition, while only 8.6 percent believe that such behaviour is correct.
More women (57.9 percent) than men (56.5 percent) believe that the actions of opposition MPs are harmful, while a slightly higher percentage of women think that the actions of the opposition are correct (9.1 percent). The actions of opposition politicians who called for non-compliance with the measures was described as harmful with a higher proportion of people over the age of 55 (62.8 percent), and the lowest in the age group between 18 and 34 (44.8 percent).
Opinions that the behaviour of opposition politicians is harmful are the highest among respondents with a vocational education (59.7 percent), and in general, a higher percentage believe that the behaviour of the opposition is harmful among those with a vocational education or more. The behaviour of the opposition as correct is indicated by a higher percentage of people aged between 18 and 34 (11 percent) and those with a higher education (11.6 percent).
Due to harmful influences, including the opposition, Slovenians pay a death tax
In recent months and weeks, we have witnessed the influence of so-called influencers, opposition politicians and protesters, inspired by the left to oppose the measures and publicly express the view that safeguards do not need to be adhered to. The media even supported the protests. The key tax on irresponsible behaviour has thus been shown in the high number of infected and overcrowded hospitals, as over 1,200 covid-19 patients are treated in hospitals. On the other hand, we also recorded records in the number of deaths this week, on Friday we recorded as many as 41 deaths in just one day, while a total of 797 people died from coronavirus.
Most respondents believe that the current government should continue its work
The current government has faced challenges they have not been prepared for anywhere in the world. According to the Parsifal poll, the majority of respondents believe that the government should continue its work at this time (48.2 percent). 24 percent of them believe that early elections should be called as soon as possible, while only 15.1 percent of respondents believe that it is necessary to form a government under the auspices of Jože P. Damijan. 12.8 percent remain undecided.
The survey was conducted between November 2nd and 4th, 2020, and the survey included 730 respondents, of which 49.6 percent were women. The average age was 51.6 years; the standard deviation was 15.9 years. The majority of respondents were from the oldest age group (43.2 percent), the middle age group was slightly less represented (36.6 percent) and the youngest age group was the least represented (20.2 percent). Most respondents have completed secondary school (34.3 percent), followed by those with completed high education or higher (27.3 percent), 24.4 percent of respondents have completed vocational school and 14 percent of respondents have completed primary or incomplete primary school. Most respondents come from a village or hamlet (55.2 percent), followed by a town (28.2 percent) and a smaller town (16.6 percent). Most respondents come from the Osrednjeslovenska region (26.7 percent), followed by the Podravska (14.6 percent) and Savinjska (12.8 percent) regions.