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The results of the Iraqi public opinion poll showed renewed facts in Iraqis' grumbling about the political and economic reality and the divergence of the confidence gap experienced by the Iraqi citizen, and discussed a workshop organized by the Independent Research Company in the presence of its president, Dr. Munqith Dagher, who explained that the accumulation of the results of Iraqi opinion polls in a cumulative sample elected since a year 2004 According to the standards of the Gallup International Institute for Public Opinion Polls, the opinions of Iraqis in the results of the comparison in the public opinion polls for the second half of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, where a unified methodology was adopted in asking the same questions about life satisfaction, national and sectarian identity, the role of religion in politics in addition to democracy and applications Good Governance, during which 1,246 Iraqis were interviewed by the company's researchers directly in their homes, after they had been selected by a special program to select the survey sample that matches those criteria used by the Gallup International Institute.
Dr. Dagher pointed out that the thermometer consists of 4 degrees in measuring the general average of Iraqi public opinion. The degree is considered to be the upper limit of four, and the midpoint in the scale is (2.5), and every degree below it is considered negative and it is not described as positive, and this is also done through a computer program after Entering all the information obtained by the researcher from the interview of the respondents directly via the Internet.
In comparing the total results between 2021 and 2022, the Iraqi public opinion index shows a slight improvement in the overall result, as it was 2.3 in 2021 compared to (2.5) for 2022, at a time when only (2) of the 6 degrees measure were considered agreeing with the questions of the questionnaire. Opinions of general satisfaction with life during the July 2021 poll changed positively to (2.4) for the year 2022, and the same is true for the applications of good governance, where I was (2.13) in 2021 to be (2.14) in 2022, and in the outcome of Iraqis’ understanding of democracy applications, the result was (2.45) in 2021 To decrease to (2.3) in 2022, especially since the poll was conducted after the announcement of the election results and the dispute that took place between the political forces to accept or reject their results, and the same for the sectarian scale and the influence of religion on politics, where the rate rose to (2.84) for the year 2022 compared to ( 2.72) for the year 2021, while the results showed progress in the reporter on the Iraqi citizen’s understanding of the national identity between (2.67) in 2021 to rise to (3) in 2022.
As this approach to the results is what confirms that Iraq after the recent elections still needs qualitative developments in sustainable political, economic and societal development in a way that enhances the citizen’s confidence in the entire political process, which calls for greater attention from the Iraqi political leaders to the Iraqi collective public opinion, the reality of the details of such The questionnaire, which is adopted and discussed annually by parliaments, governments and parties in various countries of the world, especially since there is what is known as (the Arab public opinion barometer), but the widening gap between partisan, governmental and parliamentary positions and the opinions of Iraqis remains in need of knowing the total details of what ended up with these The results in the thermometer of Iraqi public opinion.
Iraqis are happy!!
In the devil of details lies the dilemma, and this begins in answering the question of feeling happy, as (67%) of the sample surveyed answered that they feel it in 2022 compared to (47%) in 2021, but this did not make 87% of this sample trust in general. Others compared to 86% according to the answers of 2021, which led to congruence of opinions in answering the question Do you find yourself respected by others by 91% for the years 2021 and 2022, and Dr. Dagher believes that such results come from the reality of any discussions that can take place between citizens directly or On social networking sites, there are fears of opening discussions in public matters, especially political sectarianism.
This is clearer in the economic aspect, where 8% answered that they had saved money for the year 2021 compared to 10% for the year 2022, while the percentages approached between 54% and 55% by answering that their affairs were managed during the two years, but 17% said that they had spent their savings in 2021 compared to 14% for 2022 and it's in its infancy. What is worse is that 21% said they greedily borrowed money to provide for their livelihood in 2021 compared to 23% for 2022, which indicates the negative impact of the economic reality, especially the rise in the price of the dollar without government or parliamentary measures to limit the increase in prices in the daily living market.
This aspect is clearly manifested in the Iraqis' classification of themselves within the social classes, where 16% of them described in 2021 as being from the lower classes compared to 18% in 2022, and the description of the lower middle class occupied the largest number, describing 54% of the sample surveyed for the year 2021 compared to 50% for the year 2022, Only 34% described themselves as the upper middle class for the year 2021, compared to 28% for the year 2022 and 24% for the year 2021, and only 5% of the people who find themselves from the upper class appeared in the results of the questionnaire for both years.
Iraq and the right direction
In this context, 75% of the survey sample does not find that Iraq is moving in the right direction for 2021, which rose to 77% in 2022
In a way that was clearly reflected in the confidence in the security services and the judiciary, which Dr. Munqith Dagher considers one of the most dangerous figures, as 38% considered the security situation in the country to be good, compared to 30% of them trusting the judiciary for the year 2021, while this percentage rose to 46% in 2022, but the most difficult figure was embodied Confidence in the parliament, which did not exceed 13% in 2021, even if it rose to 21% for confidence in the new parliament, from which much is expected. This indicates that 59% of the poll sample believe that armed groups control politics in the country, which rose to 67% in 2022, and the results show The questionnaire showed that 38% agree to acts of violence against the government in 2021, which rose to 49% in 2022, which made the percentage of those who find the ability of people to influence government decisions to reach 40% in 2022 after it was only 30% in 2021, which increased the fears of personal freedom Which was 43% in 2021 to decrease to 32% in 2022.
Despite all that, 68% agree to nominate a prime minister from a different sect in 2022, a slight increase from 2021, which was 66%, or willingness to vote for a party that differs from its sect by 45% in 2022 compared to 43% in 2021, and Dr. Dagher compares between These numbers and what appeared in the questionnaire that more than 80% of Iraqis are happy to have a neighbor from another sect.
In answering the question “Are you Iraqi first of all?” 60% of the sample answered that they are, and the rest of the answers varied according to sect, region and nationality.