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State Media Survey: Over 80 Percent Oppose the Party

On April 15, 2013, the People’s Forum under the State media People’s Daily conducted an online survey on the Communist Party’s credibility. The survey, titled “Confidence, Belief and Faith” had four questions and was shut down within 24 hours after over 80 percent of those surveyed indicated that they disapproved of the Communist Party.

In response to Question 1, “Do you agree that the Chinese Communist Party has sufficient courage and wisdom to push forward reform?” 72.1 percent selected “No.”

To Question 2, “Do you agree with the statement that upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics benefits the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people?” 82.1 percent answered “No.”

As for Question 3, “Do you completely agree that only the Communist Party of China can lead the people to successfully take the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics?” 83.53 percent said “No”

In answering the last question “What do you think positively about China’s system of one party rule with multiple parties participating?” 80.90 percent expressed “No.” About 10 percent answered “not clear about it” or “do not know.”

The survey and its results were taken down from Internet within 24 hours of its being posted, but not before approximately 3,000 people submitted answers to the survey.

Source: Epoch Times, April 24, 2013