Government Results

October 02, 2018


Summary of Main Results

First: the direction of the country

  • 30% of the national sample think that things in Jordan are going in the right direction, recording a decrease of (27) points from those that indicated that things are going in the right direction when forming the government of Dr. Razzaz. . The same applies to the opinion leaders sample, where 34% said that things are going in the right direction, down 29 points from the Dr. Razzaz government formation poll.
  • The lowest percentage in the right direction was recorded in Jerash Governorate, followed by Karak, Irbid and Madaba (21%, 23%, 24%, 24%, respectively). While the highest percentage of people saying things are going in the right direction in Ma’an (42%) and the rest of the governorates is slightly higher than the overall average.

Second: The most important problems facing Jordan at the present time

  • Among the most important problems that Jordan faces today that the government must address immediately are unemployment (23%), the high cost of living and price increases (21%), the poor economic situation in general (12%), poverty and corruption. (14% each)
  • As for the opinion leaders sample, the problem of the economic situation in general ranked first (47%), followed by the problem of corruption (12%). Other problems were unemployment, income tax law, and weak government and performance.

Third: Evaluating the performance of the government, the prime minister, and the ministerial team.

  • 42% of respondents believe that the government was able to assume the responsibilities of the previous stage, down 22 points from the formation poll. In contrast, 45% of the opinion leaders sample believe that the government was able to assume the responsibilities of the previous stage, with a 12-point drop from the formation poll.
  • On evaluating the performance of the prime minister, 49% of the national sample indicated that the president was able to assume his responsibilities, recording a decrease of 20 points from the formation poll. On the other hand, the percentage of those who believe that the prime minister was able to assume his responsibilities in the leadership sample decreased from 69% to 58%, a decrease of 11 points.
  • As for the ministerial team, 29% of the national sample reported that the ministerial team was able to assume the responsibilities of the previous stage, recording a decrease of 19 points. As for the opinion leaders sample, 32% reported that the ministerial team was able to assume the responsibilities of the stage, recording a decrease of 13 points.
  • As for the reasons for the government’s inability to carry out its responsibilities in the previous stage, the weakness of the president and the ministerial team ranked first in the national and leadership sample (28% in the national sample and 56% in the opinion leaders sample). ); Achievements and reforms came in second place (20% national sample, 30% opinion leaders sample).
  • As for the assessment of the government’s ability to address the main issues contained in the assignment letter, it was generally low, with 29% on average for both the national sample and the opinion leaders sample believing that the government succeeded in addressing them. Issues.
  • 40% of the national sample and 44% of the opinion leaders sample support a broad cabinet reshuffle in the government of Dr. Omar Razzaz. While 18% of the national sample and 16% of the leaders sample support a limited cabinet reshuffle.

Fourth: Evaluating the economic situation

  • (6%) reported that the economic situation of their family was better than now compared to the past 12 months, while the percentage of those who reported that the economic situation of their family was worse (67%). Likewise, the percentage of optimism about the future economic situation of their families decreased from 45% when the Razzaz government was formed to 25%. This compares with a rise for those who believe their economic situation will be worse as it rises from 26% in the composition survey to now 49%.
  • As for the Jordanian economic situation today compared to the past 12 months, only 10% of the national sample and 8% of the leaders sample think it is better.
  • As for the Jordanian economic situation in the next 12 months compared to today, 25% of the two samples said that the situation will be better, indicating a decrease of 21 points in the national sample from the formation poll and 16 points for the opinion leaders sample. same period

Fifthly: the tax law

  • The percentage of those who knew, heard or read about the income tax law was 56% for the national sample and 69% for the opinion leaders sample.
  • 40% of the national sample and 45% of the opinion leaders sample support a social solidarity tax of 1% for individuals or families to whom the law applies. Seventy-five percent of those covered by the individual tax are those who self-identify as upper and middle class, and 71 Per cent of those whose families can be taxed belong to the upper and middle classes.
  • 97% of the taxpayers are from four governorates: Amman, Zarqa, Irbid and Balqa.
  • 80% of those taxed as families are from the previous four provinces.
  • With regard to the inclusion of income tax (individuals and families), 3% of the respondents said that the new law applies to them as individuals, while 10% said that the law applies to them as a family.
  • As for the opinion leaders sample, 8% of them stated that the tax applies to them as individuals, while 59% of them indicated that the tax applies to them as a family.
  • The majority of the two samples believe that tax evasion is prevalent among taxable individuals and families (79% for the national sample and 64% for the opinion leaders sample). The vast majority of the two samples stated that tax evasion is widespread in the private sector.
  • A third of the national sample (33%) and more than a quarter of the opinion leaders sample (27%) said they support the income tax law.
  • The majority of 86% of those who support the new tax law are not subject to tax either at the individual level or at the family level.
  • The most supportive of the tax law are those who are below the poverty line and the category that is just above the poverty line and just above the poverty line.
  • Support for the law is higher for those who identify as working class, with 53% of all supporters and 43% of the middle class.
  • (51%) of the national sample believe that the House of Representatives will ratify the law as stated by the government, while 27% of opinion leaders think so. In contrast, 25% of the national sample believes that the House of Representatives will ratify the law after making some amendments to it, while about two-thirds (65%) believe that the House of Representatives will ratify the law after the amendments.

Sixth: Meetings and dialogues conducted by the government of Dr. Razzaz on the draft income tax law

  • More than half of the respondents (56%) have heard of discussions and debates about the income tax law.
  • 35% believe that these dialogues and meetings were important in defining the proposed law.
  • Only 13% believe that these dialogues and meetings have been successful in achieving their goals of introducing citizens to the draft income tax law.

Seventh: Various topics

  • 67% of respondents believe that the government should be given an opportunity to present its program to the people and not take to the streets to protest the government’s policies. In contrast, 29% believe it is appropriate to take to the streets to protest government policies.
  • Nearly half of the respondents from the national sample (48%) and 39% from the opinion leaders sample believe that the government of Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz pays more attention to combating corruption and corruption than previous governments.
  • 66% of respondents stated that they supported the issuance of a general amnesty law, and 32% opposed the issuance of a general amnesty law. This indicates a significant increase in the percentage of supporters of the general amnesty compared to the formation poll.
  • 47% of respondents believe that Syrian refugees should be urged to return voluntarily to Syria, and 36% believe that the Jordanian government should plan for their return.

To read the full details of the survey, please download the file above.