SNP Government Most Trusted in EU

25 Mar 2016

 The SNP Government is the most trusted in the European Union, new analysis has shown.
The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey found that 73% of respondents trust the SNP Government compared to only 23% who trust the UK Government.
A study of trust in national governments across the EU, shows that the Scottish Government is the most trusted in Europe with significantly higher trust levels than the nearest challengers in Finland and Denmark, who trail behind Scotland at 60% and 55% respectively.
The study also shows that trust in the SNP Government is more than twice the EU average of 31%.
Commenting, Kenneth Gibson said:
“It’s no surprise that trust in the SNP Government is three times higher than trust in the UK Tory Government.
“That the SNP Government is the most trusted in Europe is testament to our record of delivery in office and the fact that people know we will always stand up for Scotland.
“Only last month Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney saw off an attempt by the UK Government to cut Scotland’s budget by £7,000 million. It is crystal clear who can be trusted to work in Scotland’s best interests.
“We’ve made real progress in government since 2007 and we’re determined to build on that. As we approach May’s election, we are asking the people of Scotland to trust the SNP for an historic third term and to re-elect Nicola Sturgeon to continue standing up for Scotland as First Minister.”

The percentage of the population who trust their national government:

Scotland 73
Finland 60
Denmark 55
Malta 54
Netherlands 51
Luxembourg 51
Germany 50
Sweden 49
Belgium 42
Austria 42
Estonia 38
UK 37
Greece 37
Lithuania 34
Hungary 34
EU28 31
Slovakia 29
Ireland 28
Czech Rep 28
Romania 27
Latvia 25
Bulgaria 23
Cyprus 23
UK Gov in Scot 23
Croatia 21
Portugal 21
Poland 20
France 19
Slovenia 18
Italy 16
Spain 12




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