Poll: Majority agree to political reform
A majority of the Thai people say it is now time for political reform and agree with most of the steps taken by the government to go in that direction, Suan Dusit Poll revealed on Sunday.
- Published: 18/08/2013 at 11:30 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Suan Dusit carried out a survey on political reform on 1,648 people aged 18 and over throughout the country between Aug 12-17.
To the question of whether it is now time for political reform, the majority or 72.9% said it is, citing the problems of political divisiveness, corruption and abuse of power which have obstructed the country's development. However, 27.71% said it is not yet time for political reform because most people still do not have a proper understanding of it.
Asked to comment on steps being taken by the government to attain political reform, 66.17% said they agreed with some, but not all of them, particularly the invitation to world leaders to join the reconciliation process. Only 11.69% said they agreed with all steps.
The rest, or 22.14%, did not agree with any of the steps taken by the government, saying they were designed to benefit only a certain group of people and were a waste of money.
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