Dissatisfaction in rural areas with local transport services

Dissatisfaction in rural areas with local transport services

According to a survey, there is still more dissatisfaction in rural areas than in urban areas, especially with regard to bus and train services, the internet and mobile communications.

Overall, 71 percent of the people of bundesburg consider rural regions to be attractive places to live – and as many as 81 percent in very rural areas themselves, according to the survey commissioned by the federal ministry of agriculture. It is available to the german press agency. However, only 47 percent of those surveyed consider the country to be an attractive place to work, regardless of their place of residence.

The car still dominates mobility in rural areas. More than 80 percent said they normally use a combustion engine car, motorcycle or moped. 52 percent use buses and trains in more rural regions, 42 percent in very rural regions, but 71 percent in metropolitan areas. In the countryside there is more dissatisfaction with the offer. Bus and train schedules are very good or good in very rural areas (32 percent) and good or very good in urban areas (65 percent). In terms of accessibility, 60 percent of stops are located in very rural regions and 82 percent in metropolitan areas.

According to the survey, 61 percent of respondents in very rural regions think that internet access at home is very good or good, 66 percent in more rural regions and 68 percent in urban areas. In the case of cell phone reception, the range of good ratings extends from 63 percent in very rural regions to 73 percent in metropolitan areas.

For the survey, the opinion research institute info reportedly polled from 22. June to 7. July by phone and online 2594 people aged 16 and over. A more precise differentiation was also made according to "landlichkeit", for example according to settlement density and the proportion of agricultural land.

According to the survey, 81 percent of people in very rural regions rated the accessibility of shopping facilities for everyday needs as good, and 88 percent in more rural regions. In the case of gps, 73 percent in very rural regions and 77 percent in more rural regions. According to the survey, 76 percent of people in germany think that elementary schools are well provided for, slightly more in rural areas than in metropolitan areas.

The managing minister, julia klockner, reaffirmed the goal of equal living standards. "City and country at eye level – that’s what it’s all about," the CDU politician told the dpa. The rural regions are not the "sick man" of germany, but in many places power centers and home to innovations. A prerequisite for more jobs, for example, is often a connection to fast internet. For this, the federal government had recently made available 1.1 billion euros. The ministry of agriculture is also calling for around 2,000 projects through a rural development program.


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