The Catalans suspend the management of the Government with a 4.4, according to the CEO

The Catalans suspend with a assessment of 4.4 the management of the Government last year and with a 4 that of the Government, according to the new survey of the Center for Opinion Studies (CEO) of the Generalitat, which has launched a new methodology.

The survey was presented at a press conference by the director of the CEO, Jordi Munozwho has explained that, beyond that average mark, if the total responses are divided between those who approve or fail the Government, 53% of Catalans approve his management, while 43% rate it below five.

in relation to Government of Pedro Sánchez, the Catalans give an even more negative note, with an average of 4; In addition, only 46% of respondents approve of his management, while 50% disapprove.

The field work of the survey -carried out mostly online- was carried out between December 2 and 30, 2022, in full blockade of budget negotiations in Catalonia, although responses continued to be received until February 10. .


On the other hand, 56% of Catalans are committed to lowering the Inheritance tax, compared to 27% who believe that it must be maintained and 9% who ask to raise it. In addition, 36% of those surveyed believe that VAT must be lowered; 30%, the Heritage tax; 28% personal income tax; and 18% believe that Corporate tax should be reduced.

In fiscal matters, 50% are in favor of maintaining taxes and the public services that finance them, while 32% want to raise them to improve services and 12% are committed to lowering taxes at the expense of services.

Young people between 16 and 34 years of age are the age group that is most in favor of lowering taxes at the expense of services -nearly 20% ask for it- and CUP and Comuns voters are the most in favor of raising tax pressure to improve services.

Instead, Vox and PP voters are the least in favor of raising taxes to improve services; in fact, 44% and 33% of their voters, respectively, bet on lowering them at their expense.

64% of all respondents believe that taxes can be lowered without affecting services, compared to 32% who believe that lowering the tax burden would have a negative impact on their quality and 4% who did not answer.

Besides, 51% believe they pay more in taxes than they receive18% who pay less than what they receive and 27% believe that what they pay and receive is equivalent.

The age groups that consider that they pay more than what they receive are those from 50 to 64 years (56%) and from 25 to 34 and from 35 to 49 years (53%); Due to political affinity, those who believe so are the voters of CUP, Vox and Junts.

health and education

The survey also reveals that health and education are the items to which those surveyed they would allocate more resources if they had to decide which public service to allocate extra money to.

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Regardless of age, healthcare is the item to which those surveyed would allocate more money, although the older the person surveyed, the greater the amount they would allocate to this service.

The youngest bet on allocating more resources to the fight against climate change, public transport and infrastructure.