Jakarta A survey conducted by Indometer found that 70.1 percent of the public was satisfied with President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi’s) performance amid the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.
“The very high level of satisfaction shows that the public still trusts Jokowi,” Indometer Executive Director Leonard S. B. noted during a press release here on Thursday.
According to Leonard, the public believes that the Jokowi administration’s policies in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impact are still worthy of support.
“Jokowi’s decision to not apply a lockdown provides an opportunity for economic actors to keep striving despite the imposition of several restrictions,” he noted.
The government is currently imposing micro-scale restrictions on community activities (PPKM).
On the other hand, public dissatisfaction, which reached 25.2 percent, was influenced by the high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and the economic downturn.
“For instance, the low number of testing and tracing as well as the contraction of the 2020 economic growth throughout 2020,” he stated.
Meanwhile, 4.7 percent of those surveyed said they did not know or did not answer.
The public continues to watch how the vaccination can be extended further and the economic recovery that currently relies on the policies of the Job Creation Law and the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), Leonard noted.
The Indometer survey, conducted telephonically on February 1-10, 2021, involved 1,200 respondents from all provinces randomly selected from the earlier survey since 2019. The margin of error is 2.98 percent at the 95-percent confidence level.
Source: Antara News