The CIS once again “forgets” about the monarchy when measuring citizen trust in institutions


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Practically all the institutions have passed the demoscopic analysis of the latest report from the Center for Sociological Research (CIS), which measures the trust of citizens in them. All but one: the monarchy. The Survey on Social Trends published by the organization this Thursday does not include, as usual, the Royal House among its objects of study.

In its questions 4 and 5, the survey asks the citizens consulted about their degree of trust in different institutions, a total of seven, from different sectors and social dimensions. Among them are political institutions (parties, the Government, Parliament), justice, trade unions, the media and even the 1978 Constitution (which is not a standard institution).

However, citizens have not found among the options the monarchy, to which the constitutional text grants the head of state. Of the rest, the only one that it approves is precisely the 1978 Constitution, with an average score of 6.36 out of 10.

More than 50% of those surveyed give the Magna Carta a high degree of confidence. The rest of the institutions fail and only justice comes close to passing with a 4.78; the option of “minimum trust” in the judges was chosen by more than 14% of those surveyed.

The next ‘most valued’ institution is the Parliament, with an average grade of 4.28. Up to 21.4% of those surveyed have marked the option of “minimum confidence” in this case. The media they obtain a 4.24, and 17.3% of those consulted would have very little confidence in them.

The Government of Spain it reaches 4 for the minimum (4.04) and 31.6% of those surveyed give it their minimum confidence. The worst valued institutions in the CIS survey are the parties and unions. Political organizations obtain an average of 3.7, and the minimum confidence of 27.2% of those surveyed. Trade union organizations obtained an average 3.66 and the highest degree of mistrust (31.8%).

Felipe VI, a survey and a suspense

The Center for Sociological Research has not included a citizen assessment of the monarchy in its barometers since April 2015, that is, for more than seven years. The last time he did it, Felipe VI had been king for a year, after his father abdicated; In that study, the current head of state failed in the eyes of the public (he obtained a grade of 4.34 out of 10).

In this sense, the only time that the Spanish population has expressed an opinion about the monarch, they have chosen to suspend him, at a time when all the scandals that have affected the fortunes of the royal family in recent years have not yet come to light. .

In its studies, the body does include the Crown in its surveys in a category of “problems” for citizensa block in which it is placed based on the negative impact it has on the lives of those surveyed, together with issues such as unemployment, the economy or, in recent years, the coronavirus pandemic or the electricity bill.

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