Extensive Publicity and Support
The sociological survey of the Ijtimoiy Fikr Center on the theme “Citizens of Uzbekistan on the Address of the President of the Republic to the Oliy Majlis” convincingly demonstrated that this document was a historically significant event for the political system of the country, testifying to the liberalization of state-public relations and real democratic transformations taking place in the society.
As shown by the social research, the majority of the population of the republic 84.2% - support the proposals of the head of state set out in the Address, which are aimed at protecting the rights and interests of citizens, ensuring the rule of law and social justice in society and fully in line with their expectations and notions of priority directions of the country’s development in the future.
Participants of the survey also expressed their approval and unity on the tasks set by the head of state: strengthening the role of parliament in governing the state and society, reforming the judicial and legal system, further developing and liberalizing the economy, and effective social policy.
In the opinion of 65.5% of respondents, one of the key provisions of the Address is measures to further improve the education system, strengthen the material and technical base of pre-school educational institutions, schools, colleges and lyceums, higher educational institutions.
The study showed that the main part of the respondents who took part in the survey defined as the ultimate goal of ensuring the country's security the all-round strengthening of peace and stability in the region. In this regard, they expressed full support for the policy of the head of state to expand political, trade-economic and cultural cooperation, enhance security and stability in Central Asia.
At the same time, one third of respondents noted that an insufficient level of qualification and initiative of the staff could be an obstacle to economic growth in the country. 28.8% of citizens spoke about the need to improve the regulatory and legal support for the economic sphere. A fifth of the respondents named the imperfection of the current credit and financial policy as a deterrent.
According to the results of the survey, the main problem hampering the development of the social sphere is the lack of its financing: this opinion is supported by one third of the respondents. 26% consider the lack of professional staff to be a deterrent, 24% indicated corruption.
More than half of respondents are not satisfied with the quality of medical services, a third pointed to their high cost, and almost 18% - to corruption. Quite a few respondents are dissatisfied with the quality of pre-school and school education (41%), they, in particular, indicate the congestion of these institutions.
A poll of public opinion showed that the first in the history of our state, the Address of the President of Uzbekistan to the Oliy Majlis caused a wide resonance among the population. It enabled the citizens of the country to obtain detailed and reliable information directly from the head of state on the state of affairs in the country and further development of Uzbekistan for the forthcoming period in all spheres. The absolute majority of the country's population - 91.7% - unanimously and proudly accepted this document, approves and supports initiatives
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and a long-term plan for further socio-economic reforms aimed at modernizing the country, creating conditions for ensuring comprehensive and accelerated development of the state and society, liberalizing all spheres of life, strengthening the position and image of Uzbekistan in the international arena, and improving the well-being of citizens.