significant majority of Yemenis, the elections remain the best tool for making
change, and this is supported by their willingness to participate. According to
the results of a public opinion poll, conducted by PERCENT Corporation on a
random sample of 1,000 people (half of them women) in nine governorates, up to
77 percent of the respondents said they plan to vote in the next presidential
Some 37 percent of Yemenis said they had been completely satisfied with the performance of Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi since he was elected in February 2012 while 29 percent said they had been somewhat satisfied with the President’s performance for that period, and 25 percent who said they had been dissatisfied.
Half (49.6%) of Yemenis were optimistic about the future of Yemen and expected in March 2013 that the next months of 2013 would be better than the previous months, compared to 30% of Yemenis who were cautious and unsure about the future. Another 12% think that the future would remain unchanged while 8% have shown negative expectations about the future, saying it would be worse than the status quo.
More than half of Yemenis haven’t heard about federalism, says a public opinion survey, conducted by PERCENT Corporation on a total sample of 1064 respondents in nine governorates. According to the survey, 56% of Yemenis, the majority of who are from northern governorates, haven’t heard about federalism or self-governed regions, compared to nearly 44.3% who said they have heard about federalism.