MaltaToday Survey | Older, educated Maltese most concerned with corruption

A MaltaToday survey shows that 50% of university educated respondents mentioned corruption as one of the two main problems facing the country

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James Debono
22 March 2017, 12:09pm
The percentage who mention corruption declines to 34% among the post secondary respondents
The percentage who mention corruption declines to 34% among the post secondary respondents
MaltaToday Survey | Major Concerns • March 2017
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University-educated and older respondents are the most concerned about corruption, MaltaToday’s latest survey shows. 

On the other hand, younger respondents and those who have followed a post-secondary, non-university course are the most concerned with traffic and parking.

The survey shows that 50% of university educated respondents mentioned corruption as one of the two main problems facing the country.  The percentage who mention corruption declines to 34% among the post secondary respondents, to 29% among the secondary educated and to 25% among those with a primary level of education. This suggests that concern on corruption is inversely proportional to level of education. But age is also a major factor.

Concern on corruption also increases with age from 27% among 18 to 34-year-olds to 29% among 35 to 54-year-olds and to 32% among over 55-year-olds. 

On the other hand concern on traffic and parking declines with age. Among the 18 to 34-year-old bracket concern about traffic peaks at 42%. 

Concern on parking is also highest among younger respondents, 17% of which mentioned this problem as one of their two main concerns.  

Concern on over-development is also higher among the younger age group, 8% of whom mentioned this problem. 

The survey also shows that younger respondents are the most undecided on who to vote for in the next election. This suggests that among this age group, the corruption issue may have a limited appeal and political parties will have to focus on transport and environmental issues to appeal to this bracket.

Concern on traffic peaks among those with a non-university, post-secondary education (46%). 

On the other hand concern on the cost of living is higher among those with a secondary (11%) or primary (13%) level of education.

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James Debono is MaltaToday's chief reporter on environment, planning and land use issues, ...