Minister without education and job: Germans are not in the mood for clueless politicians politics

Minister without education and job |

Germans don’t feel like clueless politicians

Dropouts without any significant work experience, who can suddenly become a Green Party minister and a member of the VW supervisory board, who, as Green Party chairmen, want to explain to Germans how they should live, or who, as SPD general secretary, know the world of work almost exclusively from party work?

The Germans say: NULL BOCK! They want ministers with a degree (university or apprenticeship) – preferably also with real work experience.

This is the result of a representative INSA opinion poll for BILD.

► 44 percent of those surveyed want state and federal ministers to have both a degree and professional experience.

► 26 percent want anyone who becomes a minister to have at least a degree – if no professional experience.

► For 15 percent, professional experience outside of politics is a must for ministers.

► Only seven percent do not tie the ministerial career to either a degree or experience.

A majority of all voter groups are of the opinion that politicians who hold ministerial posts at state or federal level should have both a completed education (eg university or apprenticeship) and professional experience outside of politics (34 to 44 percent).

► The good, reassuring news for Green politicians such as party leader Ricarda Lang (28, dropped out of law studies) and VW supervisory board member and Lower Saxony Deputy Prime Minister Julia Willie Hamburg (36, Greens, philology studies started): Among their voters is the Tolerance for those without experience is particularly high.

19 percent of the Green voters do not attach importance to it. Among the voters of the other parties, the tolerance threshold for unskilled personnel who are still green behind the ears is only three to eleven percent.

For the INSA opinion poll commissioned by BILD, a total of 1005 citizens were interviewed from November 11th to 14th, 2022.