High cost of living a worry: poll

national October 09, 2014 17:49

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About 66.5 per cent of Thais were worried about the high cost of living, especially of commodity products, followed by the falling price of agricultural products, a recent poll by Bangkok University revealed Thursday, ahead of the World Mental Health Day



The poll of 1,194 people nationwide also found that 36.7 per cent were worried about the drug issue and 33.9 per cent on disunity in society or political conflict. 
The most stressful issue was rising commodity prices (47 per cent) followed by the debt (15 per cent).
While 57.3 per cent were satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government on tackling the high cost of living, 36.3 per cent said otherwise. They wanted the government to tackle the high living cost (34.7 per cent), the low prices of agricultural products/economic stimulus policy (18.2 per cent), corruption (15 per cent), drug/crime issues (10.5 per cent) and disunity in society (9.9 per cent).
About 68.6 per cent said their mental health had improved after the “Returning Happiness to the People” policy compared with the preceding period, while 25.9 per cent remained unchanged and 4.8 per cent said otherwise.
 

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