Jordanian satisfaction with gov’t at low rate — poll

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AMMAN — A recent poll conducted by Jordan's University's Center for Strategic Studies has revealed that only one-third of Jordanians, at 31 percent, are optimistic about the Kingdom’s current government, led by Bisher Al-Khasawneh, which was formed two-and-a-half years ago. اضافة اعلان

The survey also found that 69 percent of Jordanians are not optimistic about the government's performance.

Satisfaction LevelsAlthough the majority of Jordanians are satisfied with the level of security in the country, with 78 percent expressing satisfaction with the security in their areas and 63 percent with the security situation overall, other areas of concern were identified.

Only 46 percent of those surveyed expressed satisfaction with the level of health services provided, and 39 percent with their standard of living.

Furthermore, 71 percent of respondents were dissatisfied with the state of infrastructure, streets, and transportation, while 83 percent were unhappy with the government's role in controlling prices during Ramadan.

Youth and trustThe survey also highlighted a decline in societal trust, with 78 percent of Jordanians stating that the majority of people could not be trusted, an increase of nine points compared to the previous year. A total of 81 percent of young people between the ages of 18–34 shared this view.

Institutions that enjoy high levels of trust in Jordan include the Arab Army, General Intelligence, and General Security, trusted by 92–93 percent of respondents. University professors, Jordanian public universities, and teachers also gained high levels of trust.

Political parties and the Lower House of Parliament, however, were the least trusted institutions.

Poll methodologyThe poll was conducted between April 25–29, 2023, and included a national sample of 1,200 individuals aged 18 and over. The sample was evenly split between males and females and represented a diverse range of ages and educational backgrounds.

The sample was chosen randomly from 150 locations across Jordan. The survey also included an opinion leaders' sample of 607 individuals from different sectors, including senior officials, party leaders, university professors, and journalists.

The response rate for the opinion leaders' sample was 87 percent.

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