Dutch voters want a strong leader that will get things done, but within the democratic rules, according to a large-scale poll on populism by international poller Kantar Public. The researchers questioned representative groups in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Great Britain. They concluded that Germans are the least susceptible to populism, the French and English the most. The Netherlands is in between, the Volkskrant reports.
Two thirds of Dutch voters are in favor of the European Union, according to a study by TNS Nipo published on Thursday. The same percentage feel they don't know enough about the EU
More and more Dutch are confused about what exactly falls under the healthcare deductibles they have to pay, according to a study done by TNS NIPO on behalf of health insurer VGZ
Pregnant women and young mothers still deal with discrimination in the work place, but only one in seven of them actually report it t their employer or union. This is because they don't expect any result from filing a complaint, according to a study by TNS NIPO among a thousand pregnant women between March 2012 and March 2016
The Royal Dog Protection association wants to force owners of aggressive dog breeds to take their dog for professional training following to serious incidents in which pit bulls attacked people this week
Nearly three quarters of Dutch support abortion, but for good reasons. There is much support for abortion if the unborn child has a disability, less so if the abortion is due to money troubles, according to a study done by TNS Nipo on behalf of Christian party SGP
At this stage 61 percent of voters believe that the current cabinet, Rutte II, will serve its full term. In October only 44 percent believed that this would be the case, according to a poll done by TNS Nipo and published on Friday
The majority of Dutch citizens - 57 percent - want cigarettes to not be visible in stores, according to a survey by TNS NIPO. Store owners are already required to keep tobacco out of sight in Canada, Ireland and England.
63 percent of Dutch people believe that the government should not be allowed to sneakily watch what's going on on their computers in order to prevent cyber crime. But 77 percent of citizens do think that the police should be given additional powers to hack suspects' computers.
The health care reform drops people into trouble, is the conclusion GroenLinks Parliamenterian Corinne Ellemeet drew from a survey by TNS Nipo.
GroenLinks wants to set up an emergency fund for people in danger of losing necessary care due to the impending changes in long-term care.
Less than one third of Dutch people is currently happy with the European Union. The latest Euro-barometer from the European Commission shows that the Netherlands is equally dissatisfied with the EU as most of Europe on average.
In the latest survey, it seems that the PVV has lost support in The Hague for municipal council elections. If elections were held today, then the party would only take seven seats according to TNS Nipo. That's one less than in 2010.
The PVV, with Geert Wilders as party leader, is steadily gaining votes, according to the latest poll among 900 Dutch, by TNS Nipo, a Dutch research agency.
Half of the youth younger than 16, who bought cigarettes in 2013 was never asked for their ID, as evidenced by a survey of TNS-NIPO, one of the oldest market research agencies in the Netherlands.
In spite of internal arguments in the past years, the PVV is almost the largest party in the City of The Hague.
TNS Nipo research shows that 1.4 million people are estimated to make a switch to a new health insurer during the change-over period at the end of the year.