In the Invamer survey it was shown that in several of the government initiatives the citizens do not support the president: the most questioned was the pardon of those of the first line, the elimination of days without VAT and the cessation of oil exploration
A protester holds a sign that says “No to Petro's reforms” during a protest against the government of Colombian President Gustavo Petro and his tax reform proposal in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 22, 2022. REUTERS/Luisa González
On the morning of this Friday, November 11 the results of the most recent Invamer survey were releasedwhich shows, among others, the perception of Colombians regarding some of the proposals promoted by the government of President Gustavo Petro, among other current issues.
The study, which was financed by BluRadio, Noticias CaracolandEl Espectador, revealed that the 1,200 respondents were sure, with 59.8 percent b>, that things are going the wrong way in Colombia. For their part, 34 percent of those who responded to the study assured that the country is on the right track.
In the study, citizens were asked about some of the articles promoted by the Ministry of Financein the tax reform, which currently continues to be reconciled in the Congress of the Republic. For example, 68.2 percent disagreed that gasoline prices continue to be subsidized in the country. 27.8%, for their part, were in favor.
The days without VAT, which is where citizens can buy various products with a 19 percent discount, and which were eliminated by the Petro government, continue to cause controversy in the country. The Colombians surveyed (56.6 percent) disagreed with their removal, while 42.5 percent do want them to end.
Bogotá, June 19, 2020. Long lines in stores in Bogotá on the day without VAT. Location: Success Villa Mayor South Highway. (Colprensa – Camila Díaz)
The issue of hydrocarbons, which has caused a few other controversies for the Executive, was also consulted by Invamer: 54.5% disagreed that oil and gas should not continue to be explored, while that 40.8% do want that these mining activities no longer be carried out.
The Petro tax reform also contemplates more taxes for ultra-processed foods and beverages sugary, such as soft drinks, some sausages, table chocolate, cookies, some dairy products, snacks (mecato), sauces and others such as cakes, compotes, jams and condiments.61.6% disagreed with these products being taxed and 37.0% were in favor.
This is what analysts say about the implications that the tax reform presented by José Antonio Ocampo will have. Created by Infobae.
Pardons for members of the so-called First Line were also rejected by 61.0% of those surveyed. On the other hand, 33.9% voted in favor of that initiative.
To the question of whether or not to agree with “taxes being increased in order to maintain fundamental social programs”65.3% answered in disagreement and 32.8% in agreement.
Regarding the total peace that the Government has promoted, with which it seeks to disarm the structures criminals in the country through the Public Order Law, there was not the expected support as expected: 51.2 percent responded in disagreement and 44.3% in favor.
In his first speech as President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro spoke of total peace and invited citizens to participate in the Binding Regional Dialogues to build the National Development Plan. PHOTO: Presidency of the Republic
Another of the initiatives that did not receive the support of the citizens surveyed was that of legalizing cocaine and taxing growers and producers: 67.5% voted in disagreement and 29.3 % agree.
Invamer also asked people how much they thought the tax reform would affect them: 50.8% said that a lot and the 19.2% responded that nothing.
Regarding the aforementioned increase in the dollar, which in previous weeks even exceeded 5,000 pesos, citizens took a position on how much they believe the rise in that currency will affect them: 71.1% said that a lot and 15. 0% nothing.
The price of the dollar begins to stabilize after the first week of the Petro government. Created by Infobae.
Regarding whether they agree with the quality of life they have in the nation, the respondents responded to the question “Are you satisfied with your standard of living? , that is, with all the things you can buy and do?”: 63.4% disagreed and 35.4% agreed.