Germans are dissatisfied with the digital policy

Digital education and administration Germans are dissatisfied with the digital policy

“Germany lags behind in terms of digitisation afterwards”: A statement, which was due to the corona crisis even more clearly. The population blames the failure to digitization. 71 percent of Germans, according to a survey, currently being unhappy with the digital policy.


In government agencies and schools still use manual records are kept.
In government agencies and schools still use manual records are kept.

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Whether it is the expansion of broadband, the introduction of the digital patient file or the equipment of schools with the appropriate infrastructure: went ahead In Germany digitizing in recent years at a rather slow pace. Then the corona came to a crisis, and all of the missed choices now come to light and lead to the discontent of the population. As the result of a survey in January 2021 by the opinion research company Civey on behalf of the Eco-Association of under 2,500 people.

Consequently, 70 percent of respondents are dissatisfied with the services Offered by digital education, digital government and digital health services. According to 78 percent of the survey participants see almost a clear need for action by the Federal government to place a greater focus on digital policy, particularly in the light of the corona crisis and the associated contact constraints and distance offered.

Thus, the proportion of people who wish for more commitment from the Federal government in matters of digitisation is increased, compared to the summer of 13 percent. In August 2020, the only “65 percent” of this view.

Importance of digitization is growing

“Corona has led in many areas to a digitization of thrust. At the same time we don’t get all but also felt day-to-day, where it goes, where digital technologies could help, but due to political failures or unsatisfactory work. Particularly painful, we see this currently in the topic of digital school,“ says Oliver Süme, President and CEO of Eco-Association.

But not only in the area of education, the digitization has been a failure in the health sector, the judiciary and the financial sector. The question of which political action in the digital field are in the time of the corona of a crisis is particularly important, with 77 percent of the Expansion of digital infrastructure for the respondents to square one. In the second place, the Expansion of digital education, with 66 per cent, followed by IT security and data protection, with 41 per cent. A right to the home office to just 29 percent as very important and only 27 percent a Digital Transformation of the economy. 25 percent of the survey participants hold a further development of the Corona App to be relevant.

Due to the lack of Digialisierung in Germany, the Association of the Internet economy calls for a digitization summit, the Federal government and the Länder agree on a non-bureaucratic, and transnational strategy to improve the digital Situation in Germany.

With the own Tablet at home, only 36 percent of students can learn.