Plenty of political and global factors this 2022 have brought Sri Lanka into an economic crisis. In May, the country defaulted on its debt for the first time in the nation’s history. Additionally, protestors have stormed the streets to force most of the Government’s cabinet to resign. Food, fuel, and medicine shortages are the main causes of the public’s dissatisfaction with the economy.
- 61.40% want the country to hold a referendum to choose a new government
- 51.70% think that Sri Lanka should enforce stricter actions in the future
- 68.28% believe that the Russian and Ukraine situation influenced the Sri Lanka crisis
51.84% Are Aware That Sri Lanka Declared Default
The survey began by asking respondents if they’d heard of the Sri Lankan Crisis. 51.84% said they heard Sri Lanka declared default, but not the reasons behind it. 31.88% were aware of it. Whereas, 16.27% said they had no idea.
Then, the survey asked respondents how they think the Government should recover Sri Lanka from the crisis. 61.40% said the country should hold a referendum to choose a new government. Meanwhile, 14.55% responded that the government should contact the IMF to help develop an economic recovery program. Finally, 6.25% want to expose the misdeeds of those responsible.
Following that, the survey asked respondents what the government should do to avoid future crises. 51.70% said that the police and forces should enforce stricter actions. Meanwhile, 20.26% responded with immediate curfews. Meanwhile, 20.26% want the government to go into direct negotiations with people and discuss the situation.
The Majority Are Satisfied With Their Country’s Economic Situation
Next, the survey asked respondents if they were satisfied with their country’s economic situation. 70.84% responded with ‘yes’, while 29.16% responded with ‘no’.
Afterward, the survey asked what part of their economies respondents are unsatisfied with. 22.95% said it was the country’s high level of corruption. Meanwhile, 18.96% responded that it was the low standard of living for the majority of the population. Finally, 18.27% answered the lack of job availability.
73.49% Think Fuel Price Hikes Influenced The Sri Lanka Crisis
The survey asked respondents if they think the Russian and Ukraine situation influenced the crisis in Sri Lanka. 68.28% responded with ‘Yes’, 18.72% with ‘unsure’, and finally, 13.01% said ‘no’.
Finally, the survey asked respondents how they think the Russian and Ukrain situation influenced the Sri Lanka crisis. 73.49% responded that the Russian and Ukraine situation hiked up Sri Lanka’s petrol price. Meanwhile, 10.59% said it was the lack of tourists from Russia and Ukraine. Finally, 8.64% said they were unsure.
|Survey Title||Survey on the Protests and Crisis in Sri Lanka|
|Duration||May 26 – June 02, 2022|
|Number of Participants||50,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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