Progress in the education and health sectors have left Indonesians most satisfied after one year of President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla's (JK) administration, according to a survey by Founding Fathers House (FFH).
According to FFH senior researcher Dian Permata, the reason behind the public's satisfaction lies in the fact that the programs in these fields, such as the Indonesian Smart Card (KIP), Indonesian Health card (KIS) and Social Security Agency (BPJS), directly meet people's needs.
'Citizens directly benefit from these programs. It's similar to when direct cash assistance (BLT) was launched by the previous government,' said Dian as reported by kompas.com in a press conference on Tuesday.
Conducted in 34 provinces between Sept. 10 and Oct. 21, the survey sought opinions from a wide mix of people about the Jokowi-JK administration's performance across 11 sectors. The survey involved 1,090 respondents with a 2.97 percent error margin and 95 percent confidence.
The results showed that 51.9 percent of respondents were satisfied with the education sector, 4.9 percent highly satisfied and 20.5 percent dissatisfied. The remaining 22.7 percent of respondents did not respond to the question.
Regarding the health sector, 46.5 percent of respondents were satisfied, 6.5 percent highly satisfied, 23 percent dissatisfied and 3 percent highly dissatisfied, with 21 percent not responding to the question.
Of the 11 sectors covered in the survey, progress in security, foreign affairs, sports, public services and infrastructure was also appreciated by the public though the percentage of people satisfied with them was below 50. Meanwhile, the public is still dissatisfied with Jokowi-JK's progress on politics, the economy, legal affairs and agriculture. (afr/bbn)