A survey shows the division of the Swiss in the face of 5G

The rapid deployment of the 5G network offered by the Federal Council divides the Swiss population. Two in five people (42.5%) are in favor while a similar proportion (41.7%) are against, according to a representative poll by Comparis published on Thursday. The share of the undecided is 15.7%.

Women are significantly more skeptical than men. Only three out of ten (29.7%) say they are in favor of rapid deployment of the network, while this proportion reaches 55.1% among men. Conversely, half of the women are against it, but only a third (33.6%) of the men.

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Those over 55 are the age category most favorable to the rapid deployment of 5G (46.2%). They are followed by 18-35 year olds (45%). The 36-55 year olds are the most skeptical with 38.3% favorable opinions and 44.6% unfavorable opinions.

There are also differences according to the level of qualifications. Among highly qualified people, 47.3% favor the rapid deployment of 5G, 38.3% oppose it. Among people who have a medium or low level of qualification, approval drops to 37.3% while opposition climbs to 45.5%.

Rapid deployment of 5G networks envisaged by the Federal Council

More than a third of respondents have a 5G subscription. This type of subscription is more common among young people (41.1% of 18-35 year olds). Only a third of 36-55 year olds have one and 26% of those over 55. On the other hand, 44.8% of over 55s find it important that their mobile phone is compatible with 5G, but only 26.9% of 18-35 year olds.

The Federal Council announced in mid-April that it was banking on the rapid deployment of 5G networks. These have obvious advantages in terms of performance and radiation compared to current technologies, he said in a report.

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This representative survey was carried out in April 2022 by the polling and market research institute innofact on behalf of comparis.ch among 1023 people from all over Switzerland.

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