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Poll shows people remember efforts by ministries to alleviate fallout of Covid-19 crisis


The Finance, Agriculture and Cooperatives, and Energy ministries have won top mention from people for Covid-19 relief measures that relieved their suffering during the crisis, a Super Poll opinion survey said.

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Noppadon Kannika, director of Super Poll Research Centre, said on Saturday (June 20) that the poll surveyed 1,766 people nationwide on June 18-19.
“We collected the data using various methods, including telephone interviews, site visits, and social data collection,” he said.
"Around 95 per cent of respondents said they suffered from the Covid-19 impact, while 4.9 per cent said they were not affected."
Asked what measures relieved their suffering, 64.8 of respondents cited the Finance, and Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministries' cash handouts, 56.3 per cent cited the Energy Ministry's move to cut the price of fuel, electricity, and gas and deliver alcohol-based handwash gels to health promotion hospitals, 43.2 per cent mentioned the Interior Ministry's electricity and tap water price cuts, 12.3 per cent picked the Industry Ministry's face mask handouts, and 2.7 per cent cited Digital Economy and Society Ministry's free phone calls.
Asked about Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha's televised address on Wednesday (June 17), 72.6 per cent of respondents said they had heard him while 27.4 per cent said they had not followed the programme.
Asked about their faith in the prime minister to deliver on his promises in the televised address, 66.3 per cent said their faith had not increased, 9.6 per cent said they were slightly more hopeful, 14.9 per cent said their faith had increased moderately, and 9.2 per cent said they had utmost faith.
Asked about the best coalition government party, 28.4 per cent of respondents said the best coalition government party currently rules, while 71.6 per cent said the best coalition government party does not exist.
Noppadon added that it was a good thing that the government had taken steps to relieve people's suffering because their measures were not only a political discourse.
"If people have good memories of the government, that will help the government drive the country forward," he added.

Published : June 20, 2020

By : The Nation