Posted On 03 Jan 2017
65% of Ecuadorians believe the country is on the “wrong way,” according to a study released today by Cedatos, in which the other 26% feel that the nation is on “the right track.”
According to the opinion poll carried out between December 19 and 27, in 15 of the country’s 24 provinces and a sample of 2,132 households, 28% of the respondents identified economic problems and shortages as the country’s main problems.
The 26% pointed out unemployment and underemployment as problems, while the 19% mentioned issues of corruption and matters related to justice, Cedatos executive president Polibio Cordova said at a news conference.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has indicated that his country will come out ahead of the “perfect storm” that has affected him about external situations such as the depreciation of the dollar, which is the national currency, and the low oil prices.
At the beginning of the year, a 7,8M earthquake occurred, causing 700 deaths and millions of economic losses in areas along the north coast of the country.
According to the opinion poll, the 52% of citizens said they disapprove Correa’s management, while the 42% approve it.