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    25 Nov 2022
    Public want to prioritize health and education for increased government spending
    IHP's latest Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) asked its respondents (during October and November 2022) to identify their top two priorities for increasing government spending, and their top two priorities for cutting spending. 66% of Sri Lankan adults identified health and 60% education as their top two priorities. The next highest public priorities for spending increases were agriculture and farming at 49%, and fertilizer at 15%. In contrast, when asked to identify their top two priorities for cutting government spending, similar numbers of 44% and 37% of Sri Lankan adults identified the police and roads respectively. Smaller but significant numbers also wanted to cut spending on samurdhi (30%) and the army (20%).

    SLOTS combines data from interviews of a national sample of adults (ages 18 and over), drawn from a large national panel of respondents who were recruited in a field survey during 2019 using stratified random sampling, and a separate sample of respondents reached by random digit dialling of mobile numbers. Responses are adjusted to match the national population for sex, age, ethnicity, province, sector, and economic status.
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    16 Nov 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence remains deeply pessimistics in October
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the October 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are generated from its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). SLOTS202212.jpg

     
    31 Oct 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence fell again in September giving up its August gains
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the September 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are generated from its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). SLOTS202211.jpg

     
    18 Sep 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence rose again in August continuing its post-Rajapaksa recovery
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the August 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are generated from its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). Consumer confidence rose again in August continuing its post-Rajapaksa recovery. Rising optimism driven by views about long-term prospects for country, with public remaining pessimistic about their own situation and near-term future SLOTS202210.jpg

     
    17 Aug 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence gains modestly following President's resignation in July
    The Institute for Health Policy released today the July 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices based on the ongoing Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). Consumer confidence gains modestly following President's resignation in July. SLOTS202209.jpg

     
    16 Aug 2022
    JVP Support Surges with the Collapse of the Economy and the Gotabaya Presidency
    Dr Ravi Rannan-Eliya, the Executive Director at IHP shares with Daily Mirror Online the Institute's live survey, Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) results on public opinion.

    The SLOTS survey has been tracking public opinion since August 2021. The street protests and the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on July 14 was accompanied by a collapse in support for the ruling parties. The nation faces critical economic and political choices, but this did not lead to public consensus about whom to support. That is now changing, with the NPP/JVP emerging as the most popular choice of Sri Lankans.
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    31 Jul 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence continued to decline in June
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the June 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). The Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), which is the broadest measure reflecting the publicís views on their personal economic status and the broader national economy, fell 4 points from 6 in May to 2 in June, close to its lowest potential level of 0. The Index of Consumer Expectation (ICE), which captures Sri Lankansí views about the future, also fell from 4 points to 1 in June, indicating that sentiment is being driven by increasing lack of confidence in the future.

    This worsening in sentiment is despite the resignation of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in early May but coincided with growing numbers of people turning out on the street and calls for the President to resign. The deterioration in the economic situation with continuing power cuts, lack of fuel and transports, and worsening shortages of items undoubtedly contribute. Overall, the public remained deeply pessimistic about conditions and the future during June.
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    30 Jun 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence remained extremely pessimistic through May
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the May 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS).

    IHPís Index of Consumer Sentiment, Consumer Expectation and Current Conditions remain highly pessimistic, unchanged from April.

    Throughout May, all IHP's consumer confidence indices have remained at extremely low levels. Leading up to the country-wide protests and the resignation of the Prime Minister on 9 May, some small improvements were seen in the Index of Consumer Expectation (ICE), which measures the public's expectations about the future, and the Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), which measures the public's views on their personal economic status and the national economy. However, despite the resignation of the Prime Minister, and subsequent appointment of a new Prime Minister, there was no improvement in any of the indices. This may be reflective of the country's continued difficulties in ensuring essentials such as fuel, electricity, essential food items and other goods and services.
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    11 May 2022
    Sri Lanka Consumer Confidence: Continued Drop in April to Reach New Low of 5
    The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) released today the April 2022 update of its Consumer Confidence Indices, which are being trialled as part of its Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS). IHP's Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS), a measure of how the public views their personal economic situation and the wider national economy, fell a further three points in April to 5, closer to its floor of zero, and reaching its lowest level since IHP began tracking it.

    The study noted that consumer confidence was higher in the youth (ages 18-29 years) until February 2022, has also collapsed making comsumer confidence accross all age groups similar.
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    17 Nov 2021
    Increasing Numbers of Sri Lankans Want to Migrate, especially Youth and Disenchanted Government Voters
    IHP today released the first results from the Sri Lanka Opinion Tracker Survey (SLOTS) that was launched to assess public opinion as the country recovers from COVID-19. SLOTS.jpg

     
     
     
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