2.5 months after its formation, 52% of voters trust the government

The new right-wing government has the trust of 52% of voters, reflecting continuing unease about politics and politicians in general, according to research by the socio-cultural policy agency SCP.

Unsuprisingly, trust is highest among right wing voters. Some 71% of right-wing VVD Liberal voters have faith in the government, up from 51% three months ago.
And 45% of supporters of the anti-Islam PVV trust the new regime, up from 20% before the coalition was finalised.
The Netherlands has a minority VVD CDA cabinet which is supported in terms of economic policy by the PVV. Together the three parties won just over half the votes at the June general election.
Trust in the government by CDA supporters is virtually unchanged at 73%.
By contrast, opposition party supporters are much less likely to trust the government, apart from Socialist Party voters whose confidence in government is also increasing.


The other left of centre party supporters have more faith in individual politicians but are concerned about red tape, a lack of regard for ordinary voters and the influence of the PVV, the SCP said.
And there is a growing group of people who feel hunted, are intolerant of others and relatively unhappy, the SCP says.
This is reflected in increasingly rude and angry behaviour in traffic, jobs and on public transport.

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