The department for Public Opinion Polls and Field Surveys in the Centre for Strategic Studies in Jordan University has conducted its twelfth poll as a part of its poll’s series “Jordanian Indicator- Pulse of the Jordanian Street” during the period of the 21st to the 25th January 2020 on a sample representing the Jordanian community, from all Jordanian provinces.
The topic of the “Pulse of the Jordanian Street Poll – 12” focused on issues that Jordan is facing domestically, regionally, and internationally. In addition to focusing on the topic of drugs, its prevalence rate, the categories prone to take it, and the main reasons to take it from the point of view of the questioned sample. The poll touched on the topic of the gas agreement which was signed by the Jordanian National Electric Power Company and Noble Energy company to import gas from Israel. Also, the public and parliamentary protests against this agreement.
The gas agreement and energy resources
The majority of the sample (82%) heard of the gas agreement signed by the Jordanian National Electric Power company and the Noble Energy company to import gas from Israel while (18%) of the sample did not hear of it.
The majority of Jordanians (66.5%) are in favour of cancelling the gas agreement signed by the Jordanian National Electric Power company and the Noble Energy company and (14%) are against cancelling the agreement, while (19.5%) did not hear of the agreement.
(39%) of the sample know the type of fuel used for electric power generation in Jordan, while the majority do not know the type of fuel used for electric power generation in Jordan.
(77%) of the questioned sample heard of the public protests that took place in the previous week against the gas agreement. While (67%) of the questioned sample heard of the parliamentary discussions in the last few days and weeks about the gas agreement. Around half of the sample (52%) heard of the parliament’s decision of transferring the “legal committee decision in regard of importing gas from Israel” to the government to formulate it as a law bill.
Drugs: its prevalence and reasons.
The majority of the questioned sample believes that drugs is widespread in Jordan on a high and medium degrees (high 68%, medium 23%). While more that half of the sample think that drugs are spread in a high and medium degrees in the areas of their residency ( high 30%, medium 23%).
Youth age category are most likely to use drugs. Unemployment, poverty and living conditions are the main reasons that leads people to use drugs.
42% of the sample think that the family has the primary responsibility to combat drugs, while five of the sample think it is the government’s responsibility.
The majority see that the government, civil society organizations, and the Media are doing adequate role in awareness about the dangers of drugs.
Urgent Issues for Jordanians
Corruption, unemployment and poverty took the lead in the list of local issues facing Jordan today.
Jerusalem and the Palestinian case topped the list of the regional issues (the Middle East) that are facing the region.
Jerusalem, the Palestinian case and the deal of the century top the list of the international issues facing the international community.