Survey measures concern over corruption

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SPANISH residents’ concern about corruption and fraud has decreased, according to a report by the Centre for Sociological Investigations (CIS).

The study conducted in February shows that it was a concern mentioned by 48.5 per cent of people interviewed, as opposed to 55.5 per cent in January and 60 per cent in December.

Even though corruption still sits in second position of Spanish citizens’ biggest worries, it has dropped by more than 15 points since November of 2014, when it sat at 63.8 per cent, its historical record.

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The study was created through 2,500 interviewees carried out between February 2 and 11 and shows that the main concern continues to be unemployment (78.6 per cent).

Amongst unemployed people, 49.4 per cent thought it was unlikely or very unlikely that they would find a job this year, while in January the figure was 51.3 per cent.

According to the report, optimism levels regarding the financial situation have grown, with a 2 per cent increase of people who think that things will get better within the next year.

Financial problems are the third most mentioned concern (24.9 per cent) and fourth position went to the political class and parties (20.1 per cent).

Concern about healthcare has increased by 2 per cent, reaching 12.1 per cent.

Worries over social problems also increased by 7 per cent and education by more than 2 per cent.

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