Gallup: The main concerns for Dominicans
The recent Gallup-Hoy poll reveals that Dominicans feel that inflation, crime, unemployment and blackouts are the major problems affecting the country. The poll found that 60.8% of the voting public is concerned about the high cost of living. More than half of those polled, 53.3%, said that robberies and muggings are serious problems. Unemployment and blackouts concern around 40% of citizens, as reported in Hoy. The next items on the list of citizens’ concerns are education, health, government corruption, lack of drinking water and drug trafficking.
70% of Dominicans said the economy is bad. 21.7% said it was fair and only 8% said that economic conditions are good.
60% of Dominicans said that their personal financial situation was bad, 29% reported it was fair. 10.7% said they were doing well.
However, 52.9% feel the country is on the right track with President Medina. Those interviewed in the east, south and metropolitan area are even more optimistic, with 60% trusting that the economy will improve. 50% say that the country will be better off at the end of the Medina administration in 2016. Only 26% feel it will be worse. 12.7% say things will remain the same.
The interviews were conducted from 6-11 September 2013 and 1,200 Dominicans of voting age were polled. The margin of error is 2.8%.
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