17 Oct 2008

RAMSI support drops slightly in yearly survey

4:27 pm on 17 October 2008

Public backing for the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, RAMSI, has dropped slightly from last year, according to a new survey.

The 2008 People's Survey Report compiled by an agency from the Australian National University, says 86 percent of respondents interviewed say they support the presence of RAMSI in the country.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Commission says that is down four from the 90 percent that backed RAMSI last year.

The percentage undecided is up slightly as is the figure of those opposed to the ongoing intervention.

Support for the mission has declined fractionally on Guadalcanal but significantly on Malaita where backing is now 76 percent compared with 87 last year.