67% of Jordanians concerned about economic impact

War on Gaza: 59% of Jordanians see gov't alignment with their position

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AMMAN — In a recent survey conducted by the Al-Hayat Center - RASED for Civil Society Development, it was found that Jordanians express a moderate level of satisfaction with the government's stance on Israel's war on Gaza. According to the results, 27 percent of respondents indicated a high level of satisfaction, 31 percent expressed moderate satisfaction, and 19 percent reported dissatisfaction. Meanwhile, 23 percent of Jordanians did not express satisfaction with Jordan's stance.اضافة اعلان

The survey also revealed that Jordanians perceive the effectiveness of Jordan's efforts to garner international support for alleviating the suffering of Gaza's citizens as follows: 24 percent strongly agreed, 43 percent moderately agreed, 23 percent disagreed with the effectiveness, and 10 percent strongly disagreed, Al-Ghad reported.

Concerning the alignment between the government's positions and public opinion on Israel’s war on Gaza, detailed findings demonstrated that 59 percent believe the government's stance is aligned with theirs, while 41 percent disagreed. Regarding the effectiveness of political parties in addressing the Gaza conflict, opinions were divided, with 48 percent agreeing that the parties were effective and 52 percent disagreeing.

96 percent of Jordanians believe the war increased youth engagement
When considering the representation of people's views by Jordan's Parliament, 38 percent agree that it effectively expresses their opinions, while 62 percent disagreed. The study also highlighted that 96 percent of Jordanians believe the war increased youth engagement with the Palestinian cause, and 97 percent think it elevated children's interest and engagement with the Palestinian issue.

38 percent believe relations with the US would not be affected
Regarding the anticipated impact on Jordan's foreign relations due to its stance on the Gaza conflict, opinions varied. For instance, 26 percent anticipated a decline in Jordan's relationship with the United States, while 38 percent believed it would not be affected. Concerning relations with the UK, 25 percent expected a decline, and 46 percent believed there would be no impact. Concerning the European Union, 24 percent anticipated a decline, while 46 percent believed it would not be affected.

Conversely, 28 percent expected improved relations with Russia, and 55 percent believed there would be no impact. Regarding Iran, 18 percent expected improvement, and 57 percent believed there would be no impact. Concerning relations with Arab countries, 37 percent believed the relationship would improve with Egypt, while 47 percent thought it would not be affected. Additionally, 19 percent believed relations with Gulf Arab countries would improve, while 52 percent believed there would be no impact. Concerning Iraq, 30 percent expected improvement, and 53 percent believed there would be no impact.

31 percent expect a positive impact on Jordan’s political reform
Opinions among Jordanians regarding the impact of Israel’s war on Gaza on political reform in Jordan varied. Specifically, 31 percent believed it would have a positive effect, 26 percent thought it would be negative, 23 percent saw no impact, and 20 percent were unsure.

Jordanians were divided on the possibility of an armed resistance movement emerging in the West Bank due to Israel’s war on Gaza. Specifically, 41 percent believed it would significantly contribute, 26 percent moderately, 12 percent weakly, and 7 percent not at all, with 14 percent expressing uncertainty.

Regarding future scenarios of Israel’s war on Gaza, 37 percent believed a limited agreement on a prisoner exchange would be reached, 30 percent thought the conflict would expand with regional involvement, and only 9 percent believed it would lead to a permanent settlement and peace.

Economic conditions, regional and international pressures, and social cohesion emerged as top concerns for Jordanians shortly.

67 percent were concerned about the economic situation, 65 percent about regional and international pressures, and 24 percent about social cohesion.

It is essential to note that the study's methodology relied on a random and proportionate sample from various provinces of the Kingdom to ensure an accurate representation of the population. A total of 2,099 surveys were analyzed out of 2,160 collected, following the Stephen Thompson equation to ensure a higher level of confidence and a reduced margin of error.

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