Bangkok poll shows majority of Thai people miss water play and splashing, but concerned about Covid cases rising after Songkran

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Bangkok –

  More than three-quarters, or 77.5 percent, of people surveyed in a Songkran poll, conducted by Bangkok Poll, said that they were concerned about a potential major increase of Covid-19 daily infections after the Songkran long holiday this week, the Thai New Year.

The poll collected data from 1,158 people nationwide and their opinions on the topic “Nostalgia, Good old days, Songkran, and Thai people”. It was found that the majority of people, or 56.3 percent, were having nostalgic feelings about the atmosphere of splashing water during the Songkran Festival after its cancellation due to the Covid-19 situation in the past few years, while 43.7 percent of the surveyed people somewhat missed water play and parties.

For the topic of the most memorable place for splashing water on Songkran, Khu Mueang of Chiang Mai becomes the most popular place, accountable for 28.3 percent, followed by Khaosan Road in Bangkok for 22.5 percent, Pattaya/Bangsaen in Chonburi for 16.2 percent, Khao Niew Road of Khon Kaen for 13.6 percent, and Silom Road in Bangkok for 8.8 percent.

When asked about worries/problems that they wanted to splash away with the water, most of the surveyed people, or 66.5 percent, said all variants of Covid-19 Coronavirus. 58.7 percent of them mentioned the increasing cost of living, 56.8 percent said the country’s economic problems, 54.6 percent said the expensive fuel problems, and 43.6 percent said poverty.

Finally, when asked how worried they were about the possibility of another rise of Covid-19 infections after Songkran, about 77.5 percent said they were very worried while 22.5 percent said they were somewhat or at least worried.

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.