Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Now, I can share your suspicious nature with regards to such surveys, but neither methodology nor the outcome of the study support your suspicions with regards to the EIU.


Just one example of loaded dice: having low levels of confidence in government or political parties is considered a sign of dysfunction.  Down here in New Zealand, we regard it as a healthy way of keeping the buggers honest!

(At least they try and point to publicly available survey data such as the World Values Survey in determining their scores though, even if you disagree with the interpretations they put on it).

by IdiotSavant on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 04:52:08 AM EST
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