Poll by NIDA revealed 34.66% want government to abandon digital wallet scheme to distribute 10,000 baht to most Thais, while 68.85% wouldn’t blame government if it did.
NIDA Poll Reveals Public Opinion on Digital Wallet Scheme
A recent poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) found that 34.66% of respondents suggest that the government should scrap the digital wallet scheme, which aims to distribute 10,000 baht to most Thai nationals 16 or older. Additionally, 68.85% say they would not hold it against the government if the scheme is discontinued. The poll sampled the opinions of 1,310 people over 18 in various professions between January 22nd and 24th.
Public Sentiment on Economic Crisis and Government Assistance
Regarding the supposed economic crisis in Thailand, 63.51% of respondents say they are in economic difficulties and in need of urgent help from the government. On the other hand, 20.15% say they are having difficulties, but are not in urgent need of help, while 10.08% are not worried about the crisis. When asked how they would feel if the digital wallet scheme were to be scrapped, 68.85% say they would not be upset, 12.37% say they would be annoyed, and 9.39% say they would be very angry.