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64% of Jordanians still do not trust the government — poll

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AMMAN — An opinion poll conducted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan showed that 64 percent of Jordanians do not trust the government of Bisher Al-Khasawneh, a year and a half after its formation, local media outlets reported on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The poll also showed that 36 percent of Jordanians trust the government, compared to 33 percent who said they trusted it in an October 2021 poll. On the other hand, 40 percent of the opinion leaders sampled said they trust the government, compare to 44 percent who said they trusted it in October.

According to the poll, more than half of Jordanians, 54 percent, have monitored the government’s work since it was formed, compared to 95 percent in the opinion leaders sample.

A third of Jordanians, 36 percent, believe that the government carried out its responsibilities, while among the opinion leaders sampled, 39 percent agree that the government carried out its responsibilities. A staggering 64 percent of Jordanians believe that the government did not carry out its responsibilities properly.
28% are optimistic about the government a year and a half after its formation
Jordanians trust Khasawneh’s ability to assume his responsibilities more than they trust the ministerial team, with 36 percent of the national sample and 41 percent of the opinion leaders sample saying they trust the PM’s ability to carry out his duties, while 32 percent of Jordanians and 37 percent of opinion leaders trust the ability of the ministerial team.

During the period in which the poll was implemented, more than half of Jordanians, at 62 percent, and less than half of the opinion leaders’ sample, at 47 percent, saw the need for a reshuffle in the ministerial team of the Khasawneh government.

Also, only 28 percent are optimistic about the government a year and a half after its formation, and about a third of the opinion leaders’ sample are optimistic about the government a year and a half after its formation. 72 percent said they are not optimistic about the government after a year and a half since its formation.

Meanwhile, a majority of Jordanians believe that the government has succeeded in supporting the Palestinian cause, at 63 percent, and supporting the Jordanian Armed Forces, at 61 percent. Only 42 percent believe that the government has succeeded in improving the health system and increasing the number of those covered by it, developing the health center system, at 48 percent, and enhancing the rule of law, at 49 percent, and only 9 percent believe that the government has succeeded in providing job opportunities.

This poll was carried out between 27 March and 2 April. The size of the national sample was 1264 people over the age of 18 years, with 50 percent males and 50 percent females, randomly selected from 158 sites covering all of the Kingdom. The sample size of opinion leaders was 320 respondents. The margin of error in the national sample was 2.5 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent.


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