20.01.2022 – 06:10
Capital, G+J business media
Leap of faith in new government // Good situation in many companies, but mood is deteriorating // New survey in the elite panel of CAPITAL and FAZ with Allensbach Institute
The new federal government under Chancellor Olaf Scholz starts with a great leap of faith in office. This is the result of the most recent survey by the Allensbach Institute among top managers, politicians and top civil servants on behalf of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the business magazine CAPITAL (Issue 2/2022, EVT on January 20, 2022). 76 percent of those questioned stated that they were satisfied with the results of the coalition negotiations between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. At 82 percent, this percentage was even slightly higher for business leaders. 54 percent said they expected Scholz to be a strong chancellor, and 68 percent even said this of the entire federal government. Nearly 60 percent believe the new government’s plans are capable of moving the country forward.
The elite panel is the most prominent survey in Europe. A total of 489 decision-makers from companies, politics and public administration took part in the survey from the beginning of December to the beginning of January, including 89 board members and managing directors of companies with more than 20,000 employees and 19 ministers and prime ministers.
However, if one asks about the details of the plans, doubts arise: 53 percent believe that the three parties will only initiate minor reforms because of their different programs and solution approaches. Although many projects are supported – such as the planned new construction of up to 400,000 apartments per year or the expansion of renewable energies to 80 percent of electricity production by 2030 – a majority also believes that these plans can actually be implemented.
The economic situation is still rated as good or very good in most companies, only 18 percent state that their order situation is not good. Nevertheless, the mood and the outlook for the next six months has clouded over significantly. 44 percent of the managers surveyed expect the economy to improve in the next six months – in the last survey six months ago, 89 percent were still convinced of this. The reasons for the subdued mood are the widespread delivery bottlenecks in the economy and the significantly higher inflation rate.
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