Phnom Penh, Cambodia – IRI today released its survey of Cambodian public opinion ahead of the scheduled 2013 national elections.  The poll, conducted January 12 February 2, 2013, gauges public opinion as the country prepares this year to elect a new parliament.  The survey provides views on the direction of the nation, quality of life and voter satisfaction towards government services, as well as examines other top issues including corruption, voter intimidation and voter registration. 

Notably, interest in participating in the coming elections is strong with 88 percent reporting that they are very likely to vote.  Issues related to the economy, employment and health dominate as the top concerns facing families in Cambodia.

This opinion survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews in all of the country’s 24 provinces including the capital, Phnom Penh.  The respondents were a random sample of 2,000 Cambodian citizens, aged 18 and older and were chosen to be representative of the Cambodian population with respect to population by province and urban/rural distribution and with respect to gender.  The margin of error for the entire study is +/-2.2 percent with a 95 percent response rate.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development, and fielded on behalf of IRI by the Center for Advanced Study in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the study was designed, coordinated and analyzed by Fallon Research & Communications in consultation with IRI. IRI has conducted surveys in Cambodia since 2007.  This poll is part of IRI’s work in Cambodia and provides stakeholders with relevant information to improve democratic governance and provide issue-specific information to national-level leaders. 

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