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The concern for Catalonia's independence falls strongly, according to the CIS

Unemployment remains the main concern and corruption is also in the forefront

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The concern for Catalonia's independence falls strongly, according to the CIS

The concern about Catalonia's independence has fallen strongly. It is one three of main problems of country for 16.7% of Spaniards, eight points less than a month ago (when it was for 24.6%), and it falls from fourth to fifth place in December barometer of Center for Sociological Research (CIS). Unemployment remains main concern and raises more than three points perception of its importance (66.8% compared to 65.1 in November). Corruption, which only varies slightly (31.7% in December compared to 31.5% a month earlier), remains in second place on list of concerns that Spaniards point out when asked about country's three main problems.

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The survey was carried out during first week of December, in full election campaign of 21-D elections. In days when CIS made its last survey of year, it also published November, in which concern for independence of Catalonia also fell five points compared to previous month, when it had been placed as second problem of country, according to Respondents. That descent was interpreted as result of application of article 155 of Constitution and call for elections.

The CIS this month shows no major variations or issues that have erupted and worried Spanish society more than usual. The most restless respondents rise slightly with citizen insecurity (from 1.5 to 2.3%); The problems related to quality of employment (from 5.6 to 7.3%); Pensions (from 3.2 to 5%). They also moderately lower those who care about administration of justice (from 2.4 to 1.7%); Education (from 7.5 to 6.9%), and international terrorism (from 2.9 to 1.8%).

The December barometer also shows Spanish's bad opinion of political and economic situation. 94.4% and 92.6%, respectively, consider m to be regular, bad or very bad.


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