Unoptimistic about the Future, 58% of Jordanians think 2016 was Economically Difficult

تم نشره في Wed 23 November / Nov 2016. 01:00 AM
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AMMAN —Al Ghad— A survey by the Phoenix Economic and Information Studies uncovered that roughly 58 per cent of Jordanians think 2016 was economically difficult to very difficult, whereas 55 per cent think that the year 2017 is going to be even worse.

In accordance, the previous results of a public opinion survey conducted by the Strategic Studies Centre similarly indicates a dip in the general conviction that the Country is going down the right path, with 42 per cent of national sample population see that their economic household situation has deteriorated, compared to the year before, while only 15 per cent think their economic situation has progressed.

In regards to the issues of poverty, unemployment, and increased living costs, these ranked top of scale of issues concerning Jordanians, by 77 per cent of the sampled population.

The Strategic Studies Centre survey also shows that 55 per cent of the population foresee an even difficult economic situation, with 43.6 per cent convinced that theirs and their household incomes are significantly low; 44.4 per cent stated that their incomes have decreased over the current year, compared to the year before.

The cross-section cluster sample survey by the Centre included 1,200 citizens from various governorates across the Kingdom, featuring a 1:1 female to male proportion.