News Digest Item
23 Aug 2017

Environment and energy not crucial for voter decision in upcoming election


The environment and the energy transition is not among the most important topics for Germans in the upcoming general elections, according to a survey by YouGov. 53 percent of respondents called it extremely or very important for their decision who to vote for, putting it in 10th place. Pension and retirement (74 percent), social security (73 percent), protection from criminality and terrorism (72 percent) and healthcare (71 percent) were the most important topics, according to the study.

Find a press release and the survey for download in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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