Poll: Politics to blame

The majority of Thai people say politics is to blame for the current division in society, Suan Dusit Poll said on Saturday.

The conclusion was based on interviews conducted between Dec 23 and 27 with 1,247 people throughout the country.

The pollsters said 91.66% of the respondents believed politics caused division and disunity among the people.

About 85% thought many politicians lacked a sense of public morality while 81.1% said corruption and conflict of interest still prevailed among various groups of people.

As well, 78.7% said Thai politics was still of a very low quality, affecting the country's image, economy and stability.

People's lack of respect for the law and poor law enforcement also led to the problems with Thai politics, said 73.1% of the respondents.

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Discussion 1 : 28/12/2013 at 05:57 PM
Shinawatra is cause of conflict in Society, the sooner that name is removed from Thai politics the better
Discussion 2 : 28/12/2013 at 05:56 PM
Well the headline is stating the obvious isnt it .
Discussion 3 : 28/12/2013 at 05:39 PM
How about abysmal stupidity?
Discussion 4 : 28/12/2013 at 05:32 PM
We, Thai, normally think cars are to blame when there is an accident. That's why our society goes nowhere
Discussion 5 : 28/12/2013 at 05:27 PM
Wow, when that's not really THE majority! Its a monster score à la North Korea, but a real popular one this! It truly shows how 'the Thais' nearly unanimously judge 'the system' IMO. Just a pity the respondants were not asked whether they wanted reforms first or elections now, but I guess that would have been 'too political', and Suan Dusit couldn't risk to be bombed, shot at, burned down by some self-proclaimed 'defenders of democracy'...
Discussion 6 : 28/12/2013 at 05:17 PM
... LOL 'politics to blame'. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. from iPhone application.

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