Poll: Thais still divided

Thais are still politically divided with entrenched opinions, according to Suan Dusit Poll which conducted a survey on people's feelings about the divisive conflict still rattling the country six years after the coup that brought down the Thaksin administration.

The poll was conducted between Jan 6-12 on 1,421 people throughout the country.

Asked what they thought about the current state of conflict among the Thai people, most or 49.57% of the respondents thought division still existed and both sides in the conflict held different opinions, 36.83% still saw no proper way out; and 13.6% wanted the conflict to end as soon as possible.

Asked what the conflict would be in 2013, 38.21% believed it would be the same because it involved the same groups of people, 31.70% thought the conflict would escalate, 21.13 thought it would subside because many lessons had been learned, and 8.96% were uncertain.

Most or 61.38% of the respondents believed power and interests were the main causes of the conflict.

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