Ahead of the annual Children’s Day this January 11, the Suan Dusit Poll has disclosed results from the latest survey conducted on 1,337 children nationwide during January 6-8. According to the findings, 61.5% of the kids viewed politics as a tiring subject and a cause for endless arguments. Another 19% said political problems were holding the country back and weighing the people down.
When asked about possible solutions to the political impasse, as many as 42% of the children suggested that all factions resort to talks and be united. Another 21% wanted harsher penalties for wrongdoers while 16% called for politicians to learn to compromise and forgive one another.
Although they wished that political figures would act as role models for them, a huge majority of 89% confirmed they had no interest in entering politics when they grow up. Only 11% set out to become good politicians in order to serve their country.