Friday, June 2, 2023

Economy and water scarcity, the main concerns of the citizens of Murcia region

For the citizens of the Region of Murcia, the main problem they face, regardless of political affiliation and age, is the economic one (in its different aspects: employment, inflation, interest rate increases…), according to the The barometer emerges from the region of Murcia in May 2023 prepared by the Demoscopic Studies Observatory of UCAM. 54.9% of the people involved in this survey have said this.

A step down, but in a major way, they mention two issues: lack of water (28.2%) and sanitation (24.2%). Below 20% are: security (14.2%), Mar Menor (12.7%), political class (11.3%), transport and mobility (11.2%), housing (10.7%), climate change (10.6%), etc.

Citizens approve of public health care with an average of 5.2, although in a breakdown, the worst grade (4.8) is received by the Special Service. They demand a reduction in waiting lists in all areas, but especially in this one, for which they forcefully demand more staff. The overall evaluation is positive in all age groups, while due to political orientation voters of PP and Ciudadanos rated Primary Care slightly better and PSOE and hospital of other parties.

It is concluded that the deterioration of mental health has a very special impact (32.7%) consider it to be economic difficulties (unemployment, inflation…). Other events cited in a significant way are the pressures, demands and stresses of everyday life (22.2%) and global problems in the world such as pandemics, wars or climate change (18.2%).

In terms of housing, there is consensus among different age groups, and regardless of their political affiliation, pointing to the lack of affordable housing as the main problem, especially for 35.8% of those surveyed. Going into specifics, this is specifically indicated by people aged 18 to 44 and with an intention to vote from the PSOE. Next, speculation in buying and selling ranks as the second problem with 14.9%, closely followed with 13.9% due to difficulties in financing its purchases.

Regarding the state of conservation of Mar Menor, those surveyed showed a high level of pessimism, as 60.1% believe it remains critical, and even for 19.1% the salty lagoon is unrecoverable. . However, 13.9% believe it is developing positively. This assessment is shared by voters across all age groups and across all parties.

In this order, they believe the causes are: nutrients of agricultural and livestock origin, insufficient urban water purification, urban development and tourism, climate change and rising water temperatures, and industrial and mining activities.

Consulted about the preference for traveling to Madrid, the majority option, without discrimination of political affiliation, is private vehicle with 49.6%, leaving far behind the current AVE service option with 27.5%. Other options, such as bus or plane, are only preferred by 10 and 7.5% respectively.

The car is the preferred mode of transport for all age groups, except those over the age of 65, who mostly (37.5%) opt for the AVE.

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