The Malta Independent 4 December 2020, Friday

60% Believe Malta’s economy is fairing well - Eurobarometer

Friday, 23 October 2020, 16:24 Last update: about 2 months ago

60% said that Malta's economy is good according to the latest results of the Standard Eurobarometer released today.

Meanwhile, 33% said it is bad and 7% responded 'don't know'.

This latest edition of the Eurobarometer comes during a worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

The barometer also delved into people's expectations for the next twelve months. 34% believe the economic situation will get better while 38% said it will remain the same, 14% said it will get worse and 14% don't know.

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73% of Maltese respondents said that the financial situation in their household was good, while 21% said it was bad. The rest responded that they didn't know. The percentage of those who said it was good was slightly higher than the EU average of 70%.

In terms of employment, 27% of the respondents in Malta said that the employment situation will improve, while the majority (46%) believe it will remain the same. 14% believe it will worsen while the rest do not know.

The barometer asked respondents about their trust in certain institutions. 58% of Maltese trust the government, while 29% tend not to trust it. Meanwhile, 45% trust Parliament while 38% do not tend to trust it.

Immigration topped the list of issues that is of most concern for the Maltese (58%), with health coming in second (25%) and the economic situation third (18%). The EU average saw migration in the middle of the list in terms of what concerns their respective countries, with the economic situation, health and unemployment being at the top.


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