Abac: Charter change unfavourable
- Published: 6/01/2013 at 10:17 AM
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Most people think the ongoing conflict and disunity afflicting society will not be brought to an end by constitutional amendment, which instead will lead to even wider divisions, according the result of an Abac Poll on Sunday.
The poll was conducted on 2,289 people aged 18 an up between Jan 2-5 in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri and Samut Prakan in the Central region; Phayao, Phetchabun and Chiang Mai in the North; Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Surin, Buri Ram, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima in the Northeast; and Chumphon, Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat in the South.
Asked whether conflicts in society would come to an end after a charter amendment, most or 85.4% said "no" while 14.6% said "yes".
Most or 86.6% of the respondents believed the amendment would instead lead to a wider conflict, while 13.4% thought otherwise.
Asked what they want if the constitution is to be amended, 87.8% said the amendment must be for the interests of the people throughout the country, not individuals.
Asked what should be done first between amending the charter and correcting politicians' behaviour, 89.6% said politicians should be dealt with first.
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