Poll: Jordanians support housing, land registration reforms
51% of nation’s poll respondents support government's decision to cut land registration and transfer costs
Jordan Prime Minister Omar Razzaz’s national economic stimulus package, launched during a press conference in October 2019, has been received well with 44% of Jordanians stating that the government will be able to carry out the national economic stimulus plan, according to a poll conducted by the University of Jordan’s Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) between 28-30 October, 2019.
The poll, which also tackled pressing issues and economic challenges, showed 51% of the respondents backing the government’s decision to cut land registration and transfer costs by 50% in an effort to spur investments.
According to the Jordan News Agency, 59% of respondents said that the housing sector would be stimulated by the government’s decision to exempt apartments less than 150m from registration fees.
The poll also indicated that 61% of Jordanians supported the government’s incentives for successful institutions, factories, and sectors, while only 38% believed that the government would succeed in reviewing the role of independent bodies and assessing their feasibility.
Meanwhile, unemployment and strained economic conditions Jordan topped the most important local issues, according to the survey, with 27.1 % of respondents pointing to difficult economic as the leading issue, and 26.6 % of Jordanians stating that unemployment is the most pressing issue facing Jordan today.