87% of Jordanians approve of gov’t anti-coronavirus measures

[20-04-2020 10:31 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - An opinion poll showed that 87 percent of Jordanians are satisfied with the government's performance and decisions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of March 17.

The Jordan News Agency (Petra) on Monday received a copy of the results of the poll, which was conducted by the "Analysis" company for Studies and Research.

The poll showed that 88 percent of respondents are fully confident in the government's decisions, and 62 percent said they were satisfied with decisions on economy protection.

It sampled 6,000 participants between the ages of 18 - 70 years, and used the quantitative research methodology through a questionnaire distributed on social media platforms and various internet tools. Data was collected between 16-17 April, and included all governorates of the Kingdom.

According to the poll's results, 82 percent supported the continuation of the government's full curfew on Fridays and Saturdays every week until the crisis ends.

Around 66 percent of respondents showed understanding towards a government decision to halt Tarawih prayers in mosques during the holy month of Ramadan.

Results also showed that 59 percent believe the curfew should continue until no new cases infected with the COVID-19 are recorded for two weeks, while 17 percent said it should be lifted as of the end of this month or no later than the end of the next month.

On curfew-related procedures, 51 percent of respondents said they should remain as they stand, while 44 percent supported allowing more sectors to operate and reducing curfew hours.

The participants were also asked about feelings of anxiety and fear over the repercussions of the crisis, to which 55 percent responded that they do feel anxious.

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