POLLING DATA ON VENEZUELAN PUBLIC OPINION RELEASED BY HINTERLACES

Frederick B. Mills
Translation of Polling Data by Hinterlaces

HINTERLACES POLL: EVALUATION OF THE PARAMETERS OF INTERPRETATION

The Venezuelan think tank and polling firm, Hinterlaces, released results of polling data gathered from December 21 through January 27, 2015 using a sample of 1200 interviews. The data sample, which is drawn from telephone numbers, covers the national territory. Interviewees were asked if they agree, disagree with the statements. Margin of error +/- 2.7%.

Summary of results:

94% agree that “it is necessary to call for dialog and unity of all Venezuelans as a way of resolving the country’s problems.” 5% disagree and 1% did not know or did not answer.


96% agree that “the government ought to meet principally with the business sector to resolve the problems of the country.” 3% disagree and 1% did not know or did not answer.


53% agree that “the commercial and business sector is taking advantage of the economic crisis to hoard and engage in price speculation.” 45% disagree and 2% do not know or did not answer.


84% agree that “the government should impose a “mano dura” (get tough policy) to combat hoarding and speculation.” 14% disagree and 2% are undecided.


78% agree that “the solution to our economic problems is to establish a productive socialist economy with the participation of private enterprise.” 20% disagree and 2% do not know or did not answer.


56% agree that “if the government resolves the problem of shortages and reduces the cost of living, it can win the next parliamentary elections.” 40% disagree and 2% do not know or are undecided.


32% agree that “a government of the opposition would benefit the poor more than a Chavista government.” 53% disagree and 15% are undecided or did not answer.


73% agree with those who say “today the opposition is very divided.” 23% disagree and 4% do not know or are undecided.

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