PARIS – The movement of "yellow vests" stole the show to the team France won the World Cup in Russia this summer, according to an Ifop survey of French opinion that it is the most striking event of the year 2018.
Indeed, according to a study conducted by the polling institute between December 14 and 17 in partnership with Paris Match, the movement of "yellow vests" is the most significant event of the year 2018 for 57% of French, in the face of the terrorist attacks in 2018 (41% of citations), the victory of the French football team at the 2018 World Cup (25%) and the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa in Italy (21% ).
The movement of "yellow vests", it is recalled, is a popular movement, which is not linked to a trade union or a political party, born following the rise in fuel prices, expressing the the tax bowl of the French
Marked by the victory of the Blues in Russia, the French nominate Kylian Mbappé as the man of the year 2018 (30%), followed closely by his coach Didier Deschamps (26%). President Emmanuel Macron is at the bottom of the podium with 14%, followed by US President Donald Trump (12%).
The women's title of the year 2018 goes to Chancellor Angela Merkel and Priscilla Ludowski, one of the spokespersons of the "yellow vests", who are both tied with a score of 30%, ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May (19%). In addition, the respondents were not significantly affected by the death of Charles Aznavour (7%) or the conflict around the legacy of Johnny Halliday (8%).
For the 2019 outlook, the priority themes for the coming months in the eyes of a majority of French people are security and the fight against terrorism (71%, +9 points compared to September 2018), health ( 59%, +1), purchasing power (57%, +3), the fight against unemployment (=), education (52%, -2).
The French place the most hope for the year 2019 (59% of citations) in the increase of purchasing power, the decline of terrorism (47%) and the fall in unemployment (39%) .