The latest Afrobarometer survey conducted in March 2022 by Straconsult ABDS has revealed that 66% of Mauritians believe that the country is going “in the wrong direction”, up by 16% in 2017.
Entitled “Citizens views on economic conditions and the most important problems facing the country”, the study are revealed that more than 60% of Mauritians feel the management of the economy should be the priority of the government, followed by employment.
Reporting on the findings, Defi Media said the main objective of 60% of young people aged 18 to 24 is to find a job.
Former Minister of Commerce Cader Sayed-Hossen was cited as commenting that if the poll had been carried out in May, after two increases in fuel prices, the data would “probably have been more negative, because the situation has deteriorated further.”
Other findings: 63% expect the situation to deteriorate, 24% are of the opinion that the situation will remain unchanged, 11% think the situation will improve.
42% of respondents said they were living “fairly well” or “very well”, 35% described their living conditions as “fairly or very bad”, while 23% said their living conditions were “neither good nor bad”.