Spaniards do not trust politicians or judges. The first ones are the worst off, with the voters of PP and Vox as the most critical: in the case of the extreme right, 95.7% express that they have very little confidence in politics, while in the case of PP voters that percentage reaches 77.4%. Regarding the judicial system, its data is somewhat better, but it only obtains the trust of one in three respondents.
This is clear from the data from the survey carried out by Simple Lógica for elDiario.es. Besides the voting intention survey, which leaves the PP with a distance of more than three points over the PSOE, Simple Lógica asks every month about the state of opinion of Spanish society on specific issues. In this installment, the respondents were asked about their level of trust in the institutions.
The general balance is very negative for politicians and judges. 69.9% of those interviewed indicate that they have very little confidence in the political system, and 13.8% respond that they have little. Only 17% trust politicians.
The detail of those answers leaves some significant differences, especially when it is crossed with the vote in the last elections. Thus, the voters who express their intention to put the PP and Vox ballot in the polls are the ones who show the greatest distrust; in the case of the extreme right, it rises to 95.7% and only 1.5% is satisfied with the politicians. In the case of the PP, those who express very little confidence reach 77.4%.
These data place right-wing voters as the most dissatisfied with the political system. On the left, the percentages of distrust are reduced. PSOE voters are the ones who trust the most (44.1%) and only 30.2% show very little trust; in the case of United We Can, 44.7% express very little trust, seven points above those who do trust the political system.
The distribution by sex shows few differences –women distrust a little more–, but the graph by age does indicate great differences between the different sections: young people between 18 and 24 years old are the ones who expect the most from their politicians. 31.1% have confidence in them, a percentage that plummets to 9.8% when they turn 25.
Those between 25 and 34 years old belong to this section, those who show the worst confidence data. Almost 80% have very little confidence in politics, a percentage that decreases with age.
Judges generate a little more trust than politicians, but they also fail. Those surveyed reflect that 47.5% have very little confidence in the judicial system, and 21.8% have little. Only 30.7% answered that they have a lot of trust in judges and prosecutors.
By party, those who say they are going to vote for United We Can have the worst image of the judicial system. 59.8% of them have very little trust in the judicial system, 13.7% have little and only 26.5 trust the judges.
Along with them, Vox voters are the ones who have the least confidence in the judicial system. 54.8% have very little confidence and 20.9% have little. Together with the nationalist parties and those who do not vote, they are the ones who drag the general average to mistrust.
The PP and PSOE voters are the only ones who maintain confidence, although without achieving a majority. In the case of the Socialists, 46.6% express that they have a lot of confidence in the judicial system, compared to 21.7% who have little and 31.6% who have very little. Those who are going to vote for the PP have a lot of confidence in 39.2%, little in 23.9% and very little in 36.9%.
For ages, something similar to trust in politics happens. Young people between 18 and 24 years old are more optimistic than the rest. It is in this age range where the percentage of those who respond that they have a lot of confidence in the political system reaches 43.2%; the percentage is gradually plummeting to its lowest level in those over 65 years of age.