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Majority express satisfaction with handling of coronavirus crisis – CSS poll

By Maria Weldali - May 19,2020 - Last updated at May 19,2020

AMMAN — A total of 79 per cent of Jordanians continue to express their satisfaction with the government’s preventative measures aimed at alleviating the novel coronavirus crisis, according to a recent poll which was announced on Monday.

The poll, issued by the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan (CSS), was conducted by the Department of Public Opinion Polls and Surveys at the centre from May 15 to 17, on a sample representing the Jordanian community from all governorates, according the CSS official website.

As part of CSS’s “Jordanian Indicator — Pulse of the Jordanian Street” the poll series focuses on issues that Jordan is facing domestically, regionally, and internationally, the CSS website said.

The vast majority, accounting for 77 per cent of Jordanians believe in the government’s ability in managing the crisis, of which 43 per cent deeply trust the government’s capabilities and 34 per cent have medium confidence level in it, while 9 per cent of Jordanians have no trust in the government in this regard.

A total of 56 per cent are not satisfied with the performance of the government with regard to Jordanian and non-Jordanian truck drivers arriving across the Kingdom’s land borders.

Jordan is “on the right track” in respect to the government’s procedures, according to 56 per cent of respondents, compared with 91 per cent who thought so in a poll conducted March 29. Meanwhile, 27 per cent believe that “things are going the wrong way”, while 17 per cent do not know.

According to 71 per cent of respondents, citizens are committed to following curfew procedures, of which 17 per cent say that there is significant compliance with the procedures and 54 per cent believe that the degree of compliance is moderate.

Fifty-nine per cent believe that the public are committed to precautionary measures, in respect to wearing masks and gloves when leaving their homes.

Meanwhile, 36 per cent are in favour of allowing everyone to use their vehicles, while 54 per cent still see that it is better to continue with the odd-even system, in order to limit traffic during the crisis.


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