The Bangkok University Research Center surveyed 429 persons in all regions of Thailand about their thoughts on the charter amendment, regarding the section that dealt with the origin of senators. It found that 59.2% of the respondents favored amending the charter to have all senators come from election and make do with nominated senators. 21% indicated they were against the change, and 19.8% said they were unsure.
46.2% said they favored removing the limitation that bars candidates who were immediate family members of current politicians from running for the Senate. 38% disagreed with the change, and 15.8% were unsure.
35.5% of those surveyed were unsure if the changes to the charter would lead to a one-sided domination of the Senate, and a similar percentage (34.7%) viewed that the changes will lead to such domination, as alleged by the opposition parties. 29.8% said they did not think the amendment would have any consequence and that the Opposition was being paranoid.