Most citizens are opposed to elections during the epidemic

Serbian citizens’ concerns about the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, although reduced by as much as 20% since the end of March, remain the highest in the region; about 70% of them are concerned, compared to 47% in Slovenia, 58% in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 62% in Croatia, reveals a study by the Valikon agency.

On the contrary, concerns about the economic consequences of the virus, despite the growth, concern 40% of them, while 69% of Slovenian citizens, 61% of citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 59% of Croatian citizens are concerned about the consequences of the epidemic on the economy.

The structure of Serbian citizens’ concerns differs slightly from the rest of the region: 68% of Serbian citizens express a high level of concern for their families, followed by health concerns (41%), while concern about economic consequences is only in third place (40%).

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The research shows that preventive measures to fight the coronavirus are considered too mild by 18% of respondents.

On the other hand, after the significant loosening of the measures, 20% of the citizens consider these measures too strict anyway, which represents a 12% decrease compared to the significantly restrictive period.

A significant number consider the measures as appropriate to the situation and the average value is around 63% of respondents.

However, the citizens of Serbia do not have a favourable assessment when it comes to holding elections and the continuation of electoral activities during this period, considering that the epidemic is still ongoing.

The majority of citizens expressed their disagreement with conducting the elections on 21 June. Between 32% and 39% of citizens agree with holding the elections while the pandemic is still on.

In terms of their jobs, the survey shows that just over half (54%) of respondents say that the situation in the workplace is more or less the same as before.

The second largest group is made up of 20% of respondents who describe the increased volume of work compared to the period before the appearance of the coronavirus. All other groups, including those who are on paid leave, are below 10%.

(N1, 08.06.2020)

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