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90% of Thai people are happier now than they were before the coup

Almost 90 percent of the people have admitted they are happier now than they were before the coup, according to the Suan Dusit Poll of Rajabhat University’s Suan Dusit campus.

The opinion survey was conducted during July 1-5. A total of 2,091 people of both sexes were polled.

The poll shows the following results:

Regarding the things which the respondents think have changed:

– 88.52 percent said they feel happier as peace has been restored and several problems addressed;

– 81.96 percent said they can travel as usual and with more convenience;

– 68.04 percent said their lives have returned to normal and they can work as usual;

– 64.21 percent said they follow up information from the National Council for Peace and Order.

Regarding changes in the family:

– 93.53 percent said that atmosphere in the family has improved as people don’t have to be worried with safety problem;

– 79.41 percent said they have more time to spend together among members of the family after office and school hours;

– 72.55 percent said their livelihood has been well taken care of and they can work more conveniently

– 63.14 percent said they have more discussion on problems of the country.

Regarding changes among friends, relatives and colleagues:

– 90.20 percent said they are happy and less stressed and can socialize more often;

– 84.71 percent admitted they are more open-minded and receptive to differing opinions;

– 68.43 percent admitted they are more aware of public interests, more patriotic;

– 62.55 percent admitted they are less resistant to political activities.

Regarding changes in workplaces and learning institutes:

– 92.35 percent said they have become more interested in following up events from the printed and broadcast media and social media;

– 83.73 percent said their work and school lives have returned to normal.


By Thai PBS


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