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New survey shows low satisfaction with democracy, high approval of Jokowi

  • Gisela Swaragita
    Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 23, 2021   /  07:41 pm
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Medical workers push a stretcher carrying passed out voter during a simulation of the regional elections in Banyuwangi, East Java, on Sept. 14, 2020. (Antara/Budi Candra Setya)

Indonesians born between 2000 and 2004, who are members of Generation Z, think that the country has not shown much improvement in its economic, democratic and anticorruption drives, though most are satisfied with how the current administration is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, a public opinion poll has found. Jakarta-based Indikator Politik Indonesia polled 1,200 eligible voters aged 17 to 21 across the country from March 4 to 10 to capture their opinions on social-political issues and found that they were dissatisfied with the current state of the country’s economy and democracy. The age group is particularly interesting to study, especially to see how much they understand about today’s social-political developments and how they will shape the face of democracy in the long run, Indikator said. Almost half of the respondents, about 47 percent, said the current ...