CPA survey claims JVP Leader most popular with 48.5% of those surveyed


The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has released the results of its Confidence in Democratic Governance Index- Wave 3 survey, which was conducted by its survey and research arm, Social Indicator.

Given the economic and political crisis Sri Lanka is facing, the poll was designed with the aim of capturing the public experience, their opinion on the Aragalaya, and various aspects of the current economic and political crisis.

As per the survey, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake leads the survey on trust in leaders to do the right thing to resolve the economic crisis, with a poll of 48.5%.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe was next with 36.6%, followed by Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa with 29.1% and Dullas Alahapperuma with 23.7%.

In the survey pertaining to the perception of youth, who lead the ‘GotaGoGama’ Aragalaya, 84.3% of the people believe that it is led by civic-minded youth, with the aim of reforming the country to a better democracy.

Nearly 82% of the people disagree that the youth who are involved in the Aragalaya are connected to violent groups.

Also, 83.4% of the people are in agreement with the demands of the protesters/public, calling for the establishment of an all-party nterim government, until the country overcomes the economic crisis.

75.6% of the people are in agreement that the Executive Presidential System should be completely abolished, while 86.9% of the people agreed that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution must be repealed.

The survey on household difficulties, due to the economic crisis shows 83.1% of the people agreed to a change in the quality of food, or food items, purchased on a regular basis.

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