Some 50% of the Dutch think the quality of their neighbourhood is getting worse, with dog faeces named as the most irritating factor, according to research by the national statistics office CBS.
Litter, vandalism and graffiti are other major nuisances.
In another CBS survey, carried out in 2006, the so-called ‘ethnic minorities problem’ is the number one national concern, cited by 37% of those polled.
The health service and criminality were in second and third place.
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