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Poll reveals Jordanians’ opinion of Syrian situation

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Syrian refugees bicycle through Zaatari refugee camp on September 20, 2021. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — A public opinion poll, titled “The Situation in Syria and Future Solutions”, showed that Jordanians were mostly interested in political and economic news related to the Kingdom’s openness to Syria, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The poll, carried out by the Center of Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan, aimed to survey Jordanians’ opinions on the Syrian situation in general, Jordan-Syria relations, Syrian refugees’ future in the Kingdom, and the status quo.

Results showed that 81 percent of Jordanians favor the opening of borders, while the satisfaction rate of the opening policy was at 74 percent and the return of Jordan’s leading role in the region at 68 percent, respectively.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said that political and security stability in Syria at the moment has improved compared to the last three years, while 78 percent of Jordanians believe that the repercussions of the Syrian crisis reflected negatively on the economic situation in Jordan. Most Jordanians believe that foreign interventions affected the Syrian situation negatively, the results indicate.

Additionally, results showed that 53 percent predict the return of refugees to Syria within a year or two at most, and 71 percent believe refugees will return if the security and economic circumstances improve. Fifty-six percent of Jordanians believe that the terrorist group Daesh is still a threat to Syria, it found.

Eighty-eight percent of respondents believe that Jordan will benefit from the reconstruction of Syria, with 77 percent maintaining that the reconstruction will specifically bring about economic and trade benefits.

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