Survey Indicators: Majority of Political Respondents Ask for PSBB to Be Stopped
, Jakarta - The results of a survey by a polling institute for Political Indicators related to the implementation of large-scale social restrictions or the PSBB experienced significant dynamics. However, the majority of respondents chose to stop the PSBB in order to restore economic conditions.
"Maybe even among those who are pro-health when the PSBB is implemented half-heartedly, as they have experienced in many regions, they feel that PSBB is not the only savior," said Executive Director of Political Indicators Burhanudin Muhtadi in the presentation of their survey entitled 'Mitigation The impact of Covid 19: a tug of war between Economic & Health Interests', which was held online, Sunday, October 18 2020.
The results of the latest Indicator survey in September 2020, as many as 55 percent of respondents considered that the PSBB was sufficient and could be stopped so that the economy could run immediately. This figure is 5 percent lower than the survey conducted in July, but still much higher than the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in May.
According to Burhanudin, the dynamic of the respondent's response occurred because of different perceptions. At the beginning of the PSBB program, the community focused on health issues. But in July, according to Burhanudin's interpretation, the people were tired and experienced economic difficulties. So that at that time 60.6 percent of the people wanted the PSBB to be fulfilled.
As for the survey in September, the figure fell because economic problems had not been resolved by withdrawing the PSBB. "It turns out that after the PSBB was relaxed, they did not get the jobs they really wanted," he said.
The most recent survey by Indicators was conducted on September 24-30, 2020. They used a random sample method of 1,200 respondents, with a margin of error of 2.9 percent and a confidence level of 95 percent. As for the selection of respondents during the Covid-19 pandemic , Indicators took from respondents they had interviewed face-to-face in the last two years.