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Slovenia with Biggest Decline in Trust in Government in OECD

Ljubljana, 12 July - Trust in national governments in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member states decreased on average by three percentage points between 2007 and 2014. It was down the most in Slovenia, by 30 percentage points to around 20%, according to a survey carried out by the OECD.

Miro Cerar wins the general election, a coalition of radical left parties enters parliament, the oldest party, the SLS, out of parliament.
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Trust in national governments in the OECD members in the period was down by 3.3 percentage points on average from 45.2% to 41.8%.

It increased the most in Germany, by 25%, according to the 2015 Public Governance Review report that was presented this week, the Slovenian Public Administration Ministry said.

A majority of respondents (71%) are meanwhile satisfied with health care in their countries. Slovenia is above average, as eight out of ten people are satisfied with the national health care system.

A majority of respondents in OECD member states (67%) is also satisfied with the educational system. Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Switzerland top the list (more than 80%), while Slovenia is also above average (more than 70%).

Slovenians are meanwhile below average (54%) when it comes to trust in the judiciary (30%), according to the report.

© STA, 2015