Nida Poll indicates most people agree with Skywalk rally

Most respondents to a recent Nida Poll, by the National Institute of Development Administration, agree with the political rally, held at the Pathumwan skywalk on December 14th, by the Future Forward party.

When asked whether they agree or disagree with the rally, 27.8% said they fully agree, because it was a peaceful demonstration to demand justice and liberty, and 20.75% said they somewhat agree, on the grounds that it is the people’s right to express political opinions.

On the other hand, 28.35% of the respondents said they completely disagree with the rally because it did not help national development, while 15.35% said they somewhat disagree because they are bored with protests and would like the protesters to fight using the legal process.

In summary:

  • 30.62% of those surveyed said it is the people’s right to non-violent free expression 
  • 16.76% said it was a demonstration for the country’s future 
  • 16.60% said it was a demonstration against dictatorship and in support of democracy 
  • 15.74% said they are fed up with street politics 
  • 14.57% said it was the beginning of political divide and a portent of more violence in the future 
  • 10.88% said it was a demonstration against injustice in society 
  • 10.34% it was a rally to protect Future Forward party and its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
  • 4.31% said it was a show of defiance against laws and rules in the country 
  • 2.81% said the rally was illegal

The results are derived from the responses of 1,277 respondents, aged over 18 years and from different occupations and educational backgrounds, sampled on December 16th and 17th.

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