Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Towards the end of the state of emergency
Majority wants to maintain the “epidemic situation”
The traffic light parties want to let the “epidemic situation” run out, but the number of those who consider this to be a mistake is growing. A general compulsory vaccination, however, would still be advocated by a majority of the people in the country.
The approval of the planned end to the “epidemic situation of national scope” continues to crumble in the population. According to the RTL / ntv trend barometer, a clear majority of German citizens, 60 percent compared to 56 percent two weeks ago, consider it a mistake to lift this state of emergency, which enables measures such as a nationwide lockdown, school closings and curfews, among other things.
The “epidemic situation” is the basis for most of the current corona measures. The traffic light parties want this legal status, which expires on November 25th, from the law. They do not consider it to be legally secure, as the pandemic is constantly changing. In addition, the parliaments should again decide more about measures instead of the governments. The basis for this should be the new Infection Protection Act.
34 percent support the repeal
Meanwhile, the majority of supporters of all parties, with the exception of the AfD, speak out against an end of the “epidemic situation”. Slightly fewer Germans than 14 days ago consider the planned lifting of the “epidemic situation” to be the right step at the moment – 34 percent support the project.
As in the previous week, according to the Forsa survey, a majority of 53 percent of German citizens are in favor of a general compulsory vaccination against Corona. On the other hand, 45 percent believe that vaccination should continue to be voluntary. The majority of the East Germans and especially the AfD supporters are against a general compulsory vaccination against Corona. The supporters of the FDP remain divided on this question, the supporters of the SPD, Union, Greens and Left Party are for the most part in favor of compulsory vaccination.
With a view to containing the corona pandemic, almost 60 percent of German citizens currently do not consider any party to be able to cope with this task. In comparison, the German citizens, at 15 percent, still most often trust the Union parties to have competence in this field. 13 percent consider the SPD, 5 percent the FDP and only 3 percent the Greens to be able to contain the corona pandemic most effectively.
The polling institute Forsa surveyed 1001 people on November 11th and 12th. The margin of error is +/- 3 percent.