News – EN – Covid-19: European executives face the fatigue of opinions


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Vaccines, economic crisis, conspiracy … after a year of pandemic, the feeling of mistrust is stronger in France than in Germany, the United Kingdom or Italy, according to the Cevipof “Barometer of political confidence”

Already more than a year managing the permanent emergency More than twelve months juggling between rebounds in incidence rates and the psychological state of the country, arbitrating between health imperatives and economic concerns, trying to reassure opinions on the daily life of resuscitation while trying to draw a picture future exit from the crisis … Since the beginning of 2020 and the appearance of the first clusters, European leaders have lived on a tightrope, alternating solemn speeches and press conferences to announce – often – the strengthening of restrictions and – sometimes – relax pressure Perilous exercise

Ten months after the last vast cross-border survey carried out in February and then updated in April 2020, Sciences Po’s Cevipof asked the OpinionWay institute to survey the inhabitants of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and of Italy on their state of mind, in particular with regard to the management of the epidemic situation Through the results of this “Political Confidence Barometer”, which Le Monde was able to consult, the fatigue of Europeans but also their capacity for resilience can be seen. More and more critical of their leaders and very worried about the economic consequences, they are ready to seize the hope of vaccines And, on each of these subjects, the feeling of mistrust is a little stronger in France than among our neighbors.

Confronted with the same virus and its variants, these four countries do not experience the same epidemiological pressure First country affected in Europe, Italy slowly begins to reopen its restaurants France clings to its curfew so as not to have to confine a third time Badly hit by the winter wave, Germany had to impose drastic restrictions and the UK strict containment

Despite these disparate situations, governments must deal with the same reality: the exhaustion of citizens Asked about their state of mind, 41% of French respondents say they experience fatigue first, 34% gloom Feelings sharply increased compared to the month of April 2020 (13 points and 6 points respectively) while fear recedes (14%, – 13 points compared to April 2020) As if French society learned willy-nilly to “live with the virus” A fact that undoubtedly played in Emmanuel Macron’s bet not to reconfine

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News – FR – Covid-19: European executives faced with the weariness of opinions
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