• Categories
  • Archives

Majority of Brazilians Say No to Lula’s Social Programs

For the first time since taking office in January 2003, an Ibope opinion poll shows that a majority of those interviewed do not approve of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s social programs and activities in the areas of education and health.

In a September poll, 50% of those interviewed said they saw the government’s social programs and educational and health efforts favorably. That number has now fallen to 47%. Those who were unfavorable were 45% in September, now they are 48%.

With regard to the government’s hunger and poverty combat projects, there was an improvement in the approval level, although the majority of those interviewed continue to disapprove of the programs.

In September 52% disapproved of the programs, which fell to 50% in the latest poll. Those who approve were 43%, and are now 46%.

The opinion poll was conducted by Ibope for the National Industrial Confederation (CNI) between December 3 and 7, when 2002 people over the age of 16 were interviewed in 143 municipalities. The poll’s margin of error is give or take 2 percentage points.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (2)

  • Guest

    Re: Guest on 2005-12-15 12:14:25
    This is the case in every country and would be the case regardless of who was the president.

  • Guest

    anyway, what social programs ?
    They are annoucend with much fanfare and high budgets. Later, silently, they are reduced drastically or they dont free the money voted.
    Fiscal and budget austerity, they say, are the reasons.
    So why did they launched them and voted large amounts of money, knowing they wont do them as originally announced ?????

    Simply to make the citizens believe that they care…..while they dont !

    Just to stay high in the polls, is the only true explanation.
    Reality is quite more sad.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil: Their Business Are Soccer Jerseys from All Over the World

Supporters of Arab teams who live in Brazil are getting ready to see Saudi ...

Brazil Groans Against Threat of Losing US’s Preferential Treatment

Brazil’s Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Luiz Fernando Furlan, criticized news from ...

Brazilian Exports to Arabs Grow Surprising 24.5%

Brazilian exports to the Arab countries generated a surprise for the second consecutive month. ...

Brazil’s African Small Business Effort Bearing Fruit

One year after introduction of the Empreender program in African countries, the project is ...

US AIDS Foundation Applauds Brazil for Defeating Abbott on AIDS Drug

US-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the American largest HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention and education provider, ...

French No More. Boeing F-18 Now Seems to Be Favorite for Brazilian Air Force Update

Brazil will not review multibillion-dollar bids for a fighter jet deal until the start ...

2010: Economists See Brazil’s GDP Growing 5.08% and Industry 8%

Brazilian financial market have slightly improved their expectation of growth for the Gross Domestic ...

Brazil’s Lula Party Accused of Donating US$ 5 Million to FARC

The Administration’s leader in Brazil’s Chamber, Deputy Professor Luizinho (PT-SP), criticized accusations published in ...

Brazil’s Petrobras Throws Half a Billion Dollars at World’s Tecnological Race

Brazilian state-controlled oil and gas multinational Petrobras plans on investing more than 1 billion ...