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Insecurity and unemployment among the biggest concerns of Dominicans

Santo Domingo, March 18 (Prensa Latina) Citizen insecurity, the high cost of living and unemployment are today the main concerns of Dominicans, according to the most recent Gallup RCC Media survey, released today.

Diario Libre published this Monday, almost full page, the results of this survey, which concluded that 63.6 percent of citizens show concern about robberies, assaults, gangs and crime in general.

Meanwhile, for 61.9 percent of those questioned, inflation and the rise in the cost of living are the main problems affecting the country.

The lack of employment sources distresses 19.3 percent of Dominicans; 10.6 percent mentioned access to health as their greatest concern; 7.5 percent education, 6.5 percent the economy and 5.4 percent the lack of electricity.

4.3 percent described Haitian migration as a “problem”, while 3.4 percent mentioned administrative corruption and 3.3 percent mentioned the lack of access to drinking water and garbage collection.

To a lesser extent, two percent cited the deterioration of the streets, 2.1 percent domestic violence, two percent the situation on the border with Haiti, 1.9 percent public transportation and the deterioration of public services and 1.4 percent drug trafficking and consumption.

Of those surveyed, 1.3 percent are concerned about the issue of salaries, 0.9 percent are concerned about the country’s external debt, and a similar one percent said they are concerned about poverty.

Regarding the behavior of the national economy, 42 percent consider it bad, 14.1 percent very bad, 21.6 percent average, while 19.6 percent consider it good, 1.7 percent percent very good and 0.3 percent do not know or did not respond.

Regarding corruption, 47.2 percent agreed that in Luis Abinader’s administration there is less than during the government of Danilo Medina and Leonel Fernández, while 25.4 percent said that it is greater now, 25 percent percent considered it the same and 2.5 percent did not know.

The Gallup-RCC Media survey included 1,200 people interviewed in person between March 6 and 9, with a margin of error that does not exceed 2.8 percent, Diario Libre published.

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