Survey | Sunday, 14 March 2010

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We asked.... Do you know what Vision 2015 is? 89% said ‘no’

Lawrence Gonzi’s benchmark to turn Malta into a “centre of excellence” – which he dubbed Vision 2015 – has failed to strike a chord with the Maltese population.
A MaltaToday survey reveals that 89% of respondents polled have no idea what Vision 2015 is, and only 9.6% hinted at a correct answer when asked to specify what this vision entails.
The Maltese government has, since 2007, put forward the vision of making Malta a centre of excellence in seven distinct sectors of the economy by the year 2015. They are financial services, ICT, tourism, education, manufacturing, health and turning Gozo into an ecological island.
After 2008, the PN’s 353 electoral proposals were also re-packaged under the ‘Vision 2015’ brand.
In the MaltaToday survey, of those who vaguely hinted at the correct answer, 5.2% linked Vision 2015 to a generic theme of “creating more work and investment”.
Another 2.6% specifically referred to the government’s idea of turning Malta “into a centre of excellence” in various sectors. Other respondents linked Vision 2015 to education, environment, health, ICT and eco-Gozo.
A further 2% completely missed the mark, confusing the government’s vision either with Malta’s forthcoming EU presidency in 2017 – or with Opposition leader Joseph Muscat’s plan for the country.
Respondents who declared having voted PN in 2008 were more aware of the meaning of Vision 2015 than other categories of voters. But even among this category, 80% had no clue of what it means.
Even among respondents with a post-secondary education, the vast majority – 83.6% – did not know what Vision 2015 is.

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