BANGKOK (Bernama) – A recent poll showed that Thai people nationwide felt happier after the army-led National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took control of the national administrative power on May 22, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
The poll, conducted by Bangkok University’s Research Centre, found that the majority of the 1,194 respondents, who were interviewed on a random basis recently, or 68.6 per cent, said they were happier psychologically after the May 22 military intervention, while 25.9 per cent said they felt the same and only 4.8 per cent said they felt less happy.
The Bangkok Poll also found that 57.3 per cent of the respondents were satisfied with performances of the interim government of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Up to 55.5 per cent of the respondents admitted they became less stressed over political differences among people in the country now, compared to before the NCPO seized power.
However, the Bangkok Poll showed the majority of the respondents, or 66.5 per cent, were worried over rising costs of living, while 37.3 per cent of them were stressed over falling prices of Thai farm products, followed 36.7 per cent over the drug problem and 33.9 per cent over political differences.
According to the survey, 34.7 per cent of the respondents wanted the government to control rising costs of living, followed by 18.2 per cent to shore up agricultural products prices, 15 per cent to suppress corruption, 10.5 per cent to solve drug and crime and 9.9 per cent to resolve political differences.