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Justice survey, disillusioned Italians. Six out of 10 don’t trust robes
The Italians have lost faith in the judiciary. This is evidenced by a survey conducted by Demos for the Republic. The data speak for themselves. 64% of respondents said they had no or little trust in judges and only 36% said they trust robes. A figure totally reversed compared to the perception that the Italians had after the explosion of Tangentopoli in 1994, when almost 7 out of 10 were on the side of the judges. The highest degree of consensus emerges among the voters of the Democratic Party and, to a lesser extent, of the M5S.
Much smaller indices – continues Repubblica – are expressed by the Forza Italia and the Fratelli d’Italia base. These are useful data to understand the controversies surrounding the “justice reform” that have flared up in recent days. And they involved the forces of the majority. In particular, the M5S, which based its identity on the issues of legality. Trust in the judiciary reaches its peak in the early nineties, the years of Tangentopoli, when (according to ISPO data) it reaches almost 70%. Subsequently, it drops significantly up to 40%, around the end of the nineties. When the political role of the magistrates is marked by the confrontation-contrast with Silvio Berlusconi. And with other leaders of the time.