RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Datafolha survey released on Tuesday, July 9th, by the newspaper “Folha de S.Paulo” shows the support percentages for the Social Welfare reform proposed by the government of Jair Bolsonaro, as follows:

  • Against: 44%
  • In favor: 47%
  • Do not know: 6%
  • Do not care: 3%
There was a drop in rejection and a growth in support for the reform between April and July.
There was a drop in rejection and a growth in support for the reform between April and July. (Photo internet reproduction)

The survey was conducted on July 4th and 5th with 2,086 respondents aged 16 and over in 130 cities across the country. The margin of error is two percentage points up or down. The confidence level of the research is 95 percent. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the results will portray reality, considering the margin of error.

In the Institute’s previous survey, conducted in April, the results were as follows:

  • Against: 51%
  • In favor: 41%
  • Do not know: 7%
  • Do not care: 2%

The drop in rejection and the growth in support for the reform between April and July occurred amongst both men and women, and in all age groups, education and family income, according to Datafolha.

After five months of discussions, the government’s proposal should start to be debated and passed — according to more optimistic legislators — in the Chamber of Deputies’ plenary session.

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