Covid-19 poll - What do the Thai people want?

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Covid-19 poll - What do the Thai people want?

Post by Gaybutton » Sun May 17, 2020 3:25 pm

While I'm sure some will question the accuracy and validity of the poll, here 'tiz . . .
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Majority want emergency decree lifted: Poll

17 May 2020

A majority of people want the emergency decree to be lifted now that the Covid-19 situation is much improved, but most want the curfew and bar closure maintained.according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll,

The poll was conducted on May 11-13 on 1,259 people aged 18 and over of various levels of education and occupation throughout the country to gauge their opinions on a proposal to lift the executive decree for administration in emergency situations.

A majority -- 57.74% -- of the respondents said they wanted the emergency decree to be lifted, reasoning that the Covid-19 situation was much improved, allowing people of various occupations to resume work. Of them, 35.98% strongly agreed with the proposal and 21.76% were in moderate agreement with it.

On the other side, 15.15% leaned against the proposal to lift the decree, while 25.74% were strongly against it, saying they wanted to make sure there would not be a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The rest, 1.35%, had no comment or were not interested.

On a proposal for the 10pm-4am curfew to be lifted, 41.22% said the curfew should continue to be in force until the Covid-19 outbreak is 100% under control; 33.68% said the curfew should be lifted to allow night workers to return to work; 23.99% said the curfew period should be adjusted in favour of late night workers; and 1.11% had no comment or were not interested.

Asked when the curfew should begin and end, 40.73% said it should be midnight-4am; 18.21% 11pm-4am; 12.58% midnight-5am; 6.29% 11pm-3am; 5.30% 11pm-5am; and 16.89% chose other times.

Asked whether pubs, bars and liquor shops should be allowed to open now, a large majority -- 78.87% -- said "no", saying they could spark a second wave of the pandemic; 18.03% said "yes", reasoning that those venues had long been closed and their employees out of a job; and 3.10% had no comment or were not interested.

Finally, when asked which of freedom and health is more important, 83.80% said they attached more importance to health; 12.87% said freedom was more important to them; 2.86% said they were equally important and would leave it to the government to decide; and 0.47% had no comment or were not interested.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... ifted-poll

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Re: Covid-19 poll - What do the Thai people want?

Post by Up2u » Mon May 18, 2020 8:24 am

I am one of the "some".....

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Re: Covid-19 poll - What do the Thai people want?

Post by Gaybutton » Mon May 18, 2020 10:46 am

Up2u wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:24 am
I am one of the "some".....
I'm curious. Which parts of the poll results do you disagree with?

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Re: Covid-19 poll - What do the Thai people want?

Post by Gaybutton » Mon May 25, 2020 7:24 am

Another poll was conducted:
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Less tourism leads changes in post-Covid 'new normal': Poll

24 May 2020

Reduced tourism heads the list of ways Thai people think their behaviour patterns will change in the "new normal" in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an opinion poll carried out by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

The poll was conducted online on May 18-22 on 1,064 people throughout the country to compile their opinions on how life will change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The respondents were allowed to give more than one answer in the poll.

The highest number of respondents -- 71.05% -- said their tourist activities would change. They said they would chose to visit only tour destinations they are confident are safe from communicable diseases and they would be careful in selecting the mode of transport.

Other "new normal" behaviours mentioned by the respondents are:

- Shopping at department stores (61.18%). They said they would go shopping only when necessary and always use proper protective gear such as a face mask and hand sanitising gel;

- Travel (59.68%). They would wake up earlier than before on days they use public transport, make sure they have necessary protective gear and would travel only when necessary;

- Parties, get-togethers (59.40%). They would be more selective and attend only when necessary;

- Self-protection (56.39%). They would wear a face mask while outdoors, frequently wash hands and avoid crowded areas;

- Purchases of necessities (47.27%). They would stress cleanliness and safety and buy only things that are useful and inexpensive;

- Donations/merit-making (46.43%). They would go only to events that are not crowded, and only on special occasions;

- Healthcare (45.39%). They would take good care of their health, exercise, take vitamins and seek medical advice;

- Food (45.11%). They would eat only freshly-cooked and hygienically-prepared food; and

- Occupations (42.39%). They would attach more importance to health and safety.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... ormal-poll

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