The results of a survey conducted by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting stated that the Indonesian people want the government to play an active role in conciliating Russia and Ukraine, which are currently involved in war.
SMRC Research Director Deni Irvani conveyed the findings of the survey entitled "G20 Summit and the Russo-Ukrainian War" which was broadcast on the SMRC TV YouTube channel, in Jakarta, Tuesday (30/8/2022).
Deni in his presentation said that 63 percent of the public knew or had heard of the war that took place between Russia and Ukraine.
"From those who know, the majority (71 percent) do not agree with Russia invading Ukraine. There are only 16 percent who agree," he said.
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Of those who know about the Russo-Ukrainian war, he continued, there are 58 percent who want Indonesia to take a role in reconciling the two countries.
However, as many as 34 percent want Indonesia to keep its distance and neutral. Only 2 percent said that Indonesia should side with one country. Meanwhile, 6 percent did not answer.
The survey also found that among those who knew Indonesia would host the G20 summit, around 76 percent believed that Indonesia under President Jokowi's leadership could take a role in trying to defuse the war between Russia and Ukraine by continuing to mediate between the two warring countries.
"Of those who believe, there are 80 percent who think that President Jokowi should continue to visit the two countries to defuse the war between the two countries," said Deni.
This survey was conducted face-to-face on 5-13 August 2022. The population of this survey is all Indonesian citizens who have the right to vote in general elections, namely those who are 17 years old or older, or already married when the survey was conducted.
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From that population, 1,220 respondents were selected randomly (multistage random sampling). The response rate (respondents who can be interviewed validly) is 1,053 or 86 percent.
The margin of error for the survey with this sample size is estimated at ± 3.1 percent at a 95 percent confidence level (assuming simple random sampling).