Poll: Public fears more conflicts
A majority of people fear conflicts will occur after the constitution has been amended if the changes serve the interests of certain groups of people, not the country as a whole, according to the result of an Abac Poll survey revealed on Sunday.
- Published: 7/04/2013 at 12:28 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The poll was conducted between April 1 and 6 on 2,298 people aged above 18 in Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Uttaradit, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Mukdahan, Nong Khai, Sakon Nakhon, Roi-et, Buri Ram, Loei, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.
Most of the respondents, or 41.7%, were of the opinion that the government had difficulty administering the country under the present constitution, 30.7% did not think so, while 27.6% were not certain.
Asked whether now was the right time for the constitution to be amended, 44.5% said "yes", 29.8% said "no", and 25.7% were not certain.
The majority, 67.3% of the respondents, were concerned conflicts might follow after the charter had been amended if the amendment was for the benefit of certain groups of people, not for the country as a whole.
The majority, 70.1%, thought senators should come from election only so as to be true representatives of the people.
About the author
- Writer: Online Reporters
- Position: Online Reporters