Voters' opinion on government economic management in Malaysia 2018, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the share of respondents who were satisfied or dissatisfied with the Malaysian government's management of the economy, as of August 2018, broken down by ethnicity. During the period surveyed, the respondents from an ethnic Indian background were the most positive about the Malaysian government's management of the economy, with 79 percent of such respondents indicating that they were satisfied with the economic management, while eight percent indicated that they were dissatisfied. In comparison, 50 percent of ethnic Malays indicated that they were satisfied with the government's economic management, while 36 percent of such respondents indicated that they were dissatisfied.

Share of respondents who were satisfied or dissatisfied by the Malaysian government's management of the economy, as of August 2018, by ethnicity

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

Malaysia

Survey time period

August 7 to August 14, 2018

Number of respondents

1,160 respondents

Age group

21 years and older

Special properties

Respondents were interviewed in their own preferred language

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Bumiputera is a Malaysian term used to describe Malay and other indigenous peoples of Southeast Asia. In this report, it refers to the indigenous peoples of Malaysia who do not identify as ethnically Malay.

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with [the] way the government [is] managing the economy at present?"

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