Study: 41% of Jordanians Believe the Country is on Right Track

تم نشره في Wed 1 November / Nov 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Prime Minister of Jordan Dr Hani Mulqi - (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad— An opinion survey by Strategic Studies Centre at the University of Jordan (JU), published earlier today, Wednesday, shows that only 41 per cent of Jordanians believe that the Country is on the right track.

The remaining 59 per cent believe Jordan is going in the wrong direction, one year after Hani Mulqi formed his second government.

The study sampled 1,824 Jordanians over 18 per cent, at 1-to-1 Female-to-Male ratio, randomly selected from 162 different locations across the Kingdom.

As for the opinion influencers sample, out of of 700 people, at a 97 per cent response rate, only 34 per cent seem convinced the Country is going in the right direction, down 21 points from April 2017’s results.

According to the study, a little more than one third of Jordanians believed that the government was qualified to carry its responsibilities. Only 35 per cent think so, also down nine points from the April polls.

Economic issues, in the overall, presided the survey sample’s list of concerns.

Some 81 per cent of the sample population believe that economic issues are Jordan’s top priorities.

In details, 23 per cent believe that unemployment is Jordan’s most pressing issue, followed by price hikes, at 21 per cent, the general economic situation, also at 21 per cent, and last but not least poverty, at 16 per cent.

Opinion influencers also believe that the economy is Jordan’s top priority. Some 84 per cent of the influencers sample also prioritised the economy, but at a different rate.

Apparently, 63 per cent of the influencers placed the general economic concern above all else and placed unemployment second at 9 per cent, poverty third, at 8 per cent, and price hikes fourth, at 4 per cent.