Spaniards show least interest in politics or chores

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7 June 2006, MADRID — Spaniards head the list of Europeans who are the least interested in politics, a survey has found.

7 June 2006

MADRID — Spaniards head the list of Europeans who are the least interested in politics, a survey has found.

Household chores hold little or no interest for Spanish men either, the European Social Survey found.

The EU-sponsored biennial opinion poll, which follows changing trends, showed 28 percent rates of indifference in Spain towards politics, behind Portugal and Greece.

The figure is down, however, from 2002, when it stood at 37 percent.

The survey showed a marked lack of trust in state and business institutions, as well in the unions.

This is thought to be a hangover from the past, according to the Spanish team.

Inequality at home persists, with 47 percent of Spanish men admitting they do not spend any time on household chores.

And 56 percent said women should be prepared to accept a reduced work day in order to look after the family.

But Spaniards show they are highly political active in terms in taking part in street demonstrations. Thirty-four percent took part some kind of march – a higher rate than most other European countries.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

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