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No change in political situation this year: Nida Poll


Most people expect the political situation to be the same this year as in 2020, a Nida Poll showed on Sunday.

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The poll organised by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) was conducted on December 24-25 and surveyed 1,326 people aged 18 and above, with different educational levels and occupations throughout Thailand under the topic, "Political, economic and Covid-19 situations in 2021".

When asked for their overall opinions about the political situation this year compared to the previous year:

41.63 per cent said the political situation will be the same as the previous year;

35.30 per cent said it would be more violent;

15.46 per cent said it would be less violent;

4.22 per cent said it would not be violent;

3.39 per cent said they did not care;

When asked for their opinion about the government led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this year:

54.15 per cent said Prayut would rule the government throughout this year;

13.12 per cent said Prayut would reshuffle the Cabinet;

8.45 per cent said Parliament would be dissolved;

7.62 per cent said Prayut would resign;

2.26 per cent said there would be a conflict among coalition parties;

1.73 per cent said the Prayut government would face a coup d'etat;

15.01 per cent said they did not care;

When asked for their overall opinions about pro-democracy protesters of the Ratsadon group this year:

43.21 per cent said Ratsadon would continue holding demonstrations;

22.78 per cent said the group would weaken;

13.80 per cent said the group would be dissolved;

11.24 per cent said the group would emerge stronger;

8.97 per cent said they did not care;

When asked for their overall opinions about Thailand's economic situation this year compared to the previous year:

52.19 per cent said the economic situation would worsen;

32.13 per cent said the situation would be the same as in the previous year;

14.63 per cent said the situation would be better;

1.05 per cent said they did not care;

When asked for their overall opinions about Thailand's Covid-19 situation this year compared to the previous year:

48.11 per cent said the Covid-19 situation would be more severe;

28.81 per cent said the situation would be less severe;

22.10 per cent said the situation would be the same;

0.98 per cent said they did not care.

Published : January 03, 2021

By : The Nation