IRI Poll: Jordanians Believe Rising Prices Are Chief Cause For Concern

April 10 –

Washington, DC – IRI released its national survey of Jordanian public opinion, conducted March 4–7, 2013, along with its analysis.

This most recent survey found:

  • Thirty-two percent of respondents believe their country is heading in the right direction while 59 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction; the main reason Jordan is going in the wrong direction is high prices.
  • Curbing high prices should be the top issue the newly elected parliament tackles;
  • Fifty-five percent of respondents believe the newly-constituted Independent Election Commission ensured fair and transparent parliamentary elections in January 2013;
  • However, only 31 percent believe there is a member of parliament who represents their opinion, concerns or needs.

The randomly selected sample consisted of 1,000 Jordanian citizens eligible to vote and is a representation of the general Jordanian population by age, gender, ethnicity, religion and education.  The margin of error for the national sample does not exceed plus or minus 2.5 percent.  This is the 10th national poll IRI has conducted in Jordan in partnership with the Middle East Marketing and Research Consultants.

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