Politician least popular career for children
Prime minister and politician is the least popular occupation among Thai children, according to the latest survey ahead of Children's Day.
Only 4.2 per cent of 1,115 children surveyed between Tuesday and Thursday selected "prime minister/politician" as their "dream career when I grow up", according to results of the survey by Bangkok University's Bangkok Poll.
The respondents are children aged six to 14 who live in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces.
The largest group of respondents, 16.6 per cent, picked "doctor" as their dream career. The second most popular career among the children is teacher (14.1 per cent), police (11.5), soldier (11.2), actor/singer (10.8), entrepreneur (7.5), nurse (5.7), engineer/architect (4.8), and programmer (4.4).