Only four in every 10 South Africans trust the government to deliver effective services to the public, according to a study by market research firm, Ipsos.
Ipsos said it conducted its poll from 17 September 2015 to 19 October 2015, with a total of 3,617 randomly chosen adult South Africans interviewed in their homes and home languages.
Just more than four in every ten (43%) adult South Africans indicated in a recent Ipsos poll that they trust the government to deliver effective services to the public:
“It is clear from these results that, in the opinion of South Africans, service delivery should be addressed immediately in a broad array of areas,” said Ipsos noting that the findings are significant given that the local government elections are set to take place later this year.
The issue of service delivery was probed further and respondents were asked to indicate whether they believe that they get their money’s worth in terms of service delivery:
The opinions of supporters of the three biggest parties in Parliament are remarkably similar, supporting the notion that South Africans are not satisfied with the current state of service delivery.
Less than half of adult South Africans feel that the government is handling policy issues well.