ABAC Poll: Thai society deteriorating

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BANGKOK, 18 April 2011 (NNT) – The recent news report regarding a group of half-naked young women splashing water on Silom Road in Bangkok reflects a deteriorating Thai society, according to a recent survey by Assumption University Research Center (ABAC Poll).

The survey was conducted with 1,134 respondents aged more than 18 years old in Bangkok and vicinities from 16 to 17 April 2011. The respondents were asked for their opinion about a group of young women enjoying Songkran in Silom with bare breasts.

94.3% of the respondents said they saw the news report, of whom 91.8% indicated that the Thai society had been deteriorating for a long time.

74.9% of the respondents said adults in the society had failed to provide good examples for young people while 71.7% pointed out that those young women misbehaved by themselves. 56.2% believed the criticized ladies had such a foul behaviour ever since they were in their families.

87.9% of the respondents expressed concerns over the future generation of the Thai society. 89.6% agreed that punishment for obscenity offenders should be harsher while 88.7% supported the same move for pornography distributors.

On the case of Silom girls, 83.7% of the respondents suggested that related authorities should be punished for allowing the scene to happen while 82.5% thought local administrative authorities responsible for the district where the incident took place should be punished too.