By Thai Newsroom Reporters
MOST PEOPLE WOULD PREFER to be allowed to use the Pheu Thai-led government’s 10,000-baht digital wallet anywhere in the country, according to the latest NIDA Poll.
The poll recently conducted among a total of 1,310 people from all walks of life in all regions of the country has found 69.8% of the respondents preferring to use the 10,000-baht digital wallet anywhere in the country, compared to 14.5% who would prefer to use it within their home province and 13.6% who would prefer to use it within their home district whilst only 2% agree to a limit at a four-kilometre radius of their registered home as originally designed by the populist government.
Meanwhile, the NIDA Poll has found 62.6% of the respondents preferring to use it up within six months as originally designed by the government whilst 37% say they would prefer a one-year period instead.
The poll has also found 50% of the respondents preferring all Thai nationals aged 16 years or over be indiscriminately entitled to the 10,000-baht digital wallet regardless of how much their monthly earnings or bank deposit could possibly amount to.
That compared to 26.6% who prefer only those who may currently hold state welfare cards and nobody else be entitled to it, 14.6% who say those who may earn a minimum of 50,000 baht in monthly pay or a minimum of 500,000 baht in bank deposit should not be entitled to it and 8% who say those who may earn a minimum of 25,000 baht in monthly pay or a minimum of 100,000 baht in bank deposit should not be entitled to it.
Representative images of the digital wallet scheme. Top photo: Thai Rath, Front Page photo: Matichon