Some 32% of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova are for introducing the uninominal voting system, 23% are for keeping the current party-list proportional representation system, while 21% consider a mixed-member electoral system is more suitable, shows a poll commissioned by Promo-LEX Association, IPN reports.
The survey reveals that 85% of the respondents agree or fully agree with the modification of the legislation so that those from outside the country could vote, while 37% are for postal voting. 2/3 of the respondents said they are for reducing the age at which the people get the vote from 18 to 16.
77% of those surveyed said the media outlets that misinform should be punished more harshly, but are more indulgent towards the interference of the Church and priests who support a particular candidate or party. Only 54% of them consider these should be penalized for such a thing.
Also, only 7% of the respondents said they supported a party or a political candidate financially or in another way in time.
The idea of introducing a civic and political education course in schools is supported by 63% of the respondents, while 62% consider the people should be more often consulted through referendums.
The poll was carried out by the Marketing and Polling Institute IMAS between February 12 and March 2, 2017 and covered a representative sample of 1,203 persons older than 18. The margin of sampling error is + /-2.8%.