A survey conducted by International Research Institute’s Center for Insights in Survey Research and Creative Research and Development, found that majority people of Bangladesh think the country is marching ahead in right direction under the leadership of current prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to the survey report, a staggering 62% people believe the country is going ahead on right path and as many as 69% people are satisfied with the current state of the economy.
Moreover, the popularity for Sheikh Hasina has marked a significant rise as around 66% countrymen have lent out their support for the Bangladesh Premier, alongside the Awami League led government still rides on a good public support at 64%.
On a similar note, an overwhelming support is evidenced in the government’s effort to ensure public security, given that around 68% people satisfied with current security situation, adding that, 57% people believe the security situation will improve in the coming days, reads the survey.
On the front of providing people with basic services the government enjoys an upbeat mood as 67% people are happy with health care service, 64% with electricity situation and 61% with the development of roads, highways and bridges .
On the current state of democracy around 51% people have expressed satisfaction with the current state of democracy and 51% people vindicated their trust on the work of the parliament.
In addition, around 81% people said to cast their vote in the upcoming election while 51% people gave an affirmative node on the current state of democracy in the country.
Conducted between April 10 to May 21, 2018, data was collected using a multi-stage stratified probability sample through in-person, in-home interviews. The sample was stratified by division, by district, and by urban and rural locations.
The sample consists of 5,000 respondents aged 18 and older, and is representative of voting-age adults nationally.
An earlier survey, conducted by US based research firm International Republican Institute (IRI), illustrated a similar tenor of public opinion on the country’s progress.
Released in January 2016, the poll divulged 64% percent of the respondents thought the country is heading in right direction.
Another survey, conducted and released in 2015 by the British Council, ActionAid Bangladesh and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), showed 75% of Bangladeshi youths see the country as a more prosperous nation in the next 15 years and 60 percent think it is heading in the right direction. Preference of the surveyed countrymen reveals Sheikh Hasina stands out as the most popular and trusted national leader in the country. 72.3% respondents have a ‘good’ opinion about Sheikh Hasina running the country. In contrast, only 26.6% respondents have a good opinion about Khaleda Zia running the country.
According to another 2015 IRI survey, around 67% respondents gave admission Sheikh Hasina is the statesman to be relied upon.