A farmer drives a cow on the eve of the opening of the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris on February 22, 2018
68% of French people believe that farmers are “trustworthy”, while they were between 75 and 80% in the early 2000s, according to an Ifop survey for Ouest France published Saturday at the Salon de l’Agriculture .
To the question “do you think farmers are trustworthy”, the respondents answered “yes” for 68% of them. They were 64% last year, which shows that the image has recovered a little, but 82% in 2006, 69% in 2008 and 80% in 2013.
Less than half (47%) consider them “environmentally friendly” and (46%) “competitive”. They are also 57% to judge them “respectful of the health of the French”. On these subjects, the image is also less good than that enjoyed by farmers in the early 2000s.
In their overwhelming majority (82%), however, the French believe that the agricultural sector is undergoing a serious and deep crisis.
Survey conducted from February 14 to 15, 2018 among 1,004 people aged 18 and over.