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Survey: Majority GP residents believe SA is headed in wrong direction

White people have been found to be more satisfied with local government, but not nationally.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Quality of Life survey has revealed that 61 percent of people living in Gauteng believe the country is going in the wrong direction.

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory conducted research between last July and May this year to assess the daily lives of residents through different themes.

Thirty thousand people were interviewed for this survey, which also shows a middle ground for potentially "undecided" voters in the province.

As Gauteng prepares for this year's local government elections, statistics show that residents have less faith that the polls will be free and fair, compared to 2013.

The Observatory's Graeme Gotz says, "The country is going in the wrong direction, a lot of people agree with that point and it doesn't matter if you're white or black. A lot of people agree with this statement, slightly from 2013."

White people have been found to be more satisfied with local government, but not nationally.

One of the conclusions made in the study is that people's experiences when interacting with government officials influences their dissatisfaction of local government.

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