Half of Brazilians see the participation of the Armed Forces in the government as positive – Prime Time Zone

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Another 36.4% rate it as negative; the survey was released by the Paraná Research Institute on Monday, 8

Disclosure / Instagram general Hamilton MourãoAccording to the survey, 56.9% see the government of Jair Bolsonaro more as a military, while 34.9% see more as a civilian

A survey carried out by Paraná Research Institute and released on Monday, 8, indicates that 50% of Brazilians rate the participation of women as positive. Armed forces in the president’s government Jair Bolsonaro. Another 36.4% rate it as negative, while 7.8% say they are indifferent. About 5.8% did not know or opine on the subject. The assessment is higher among men: 55.3% consider that the participation of military in the government is positive. While 45.1% of the female participants considered it positive. The Paraná Pesquisa Institute listened to 2,020 voters aged 16 or over. Consultations were made by telephone, from February 25 to March 1, 2021, in 26 states, in the Federal District and in 194 Brazilian municipalities. The degree of confidence is 95%, with an estimated margin of error of 2% for the overall results.

Graph on the assessment of the presence of the Armed Forces in the Bolsonaro government

Regarding how much the participation of the category in the government compromises the image of the military, the majority (53.6%) stated that they do not. On the other hand, 40.7% believe that the presence of the Armed Forces in politics implies the image of the military and 5.7% did not want to answer. The survey showed that 55.1% think that the presence of the military does not compromise the image of the Bolsonaro government. For 39.1%, the government’s image is compromised by the participation of the Armed Forces. Another 5.8% did not respond. The survey also showed that 62.1% believe that the participation of the military in the government of President Jair Bolsonaro does not represent a risk of coup, while 31.5% believe that it does. Of the interviewees, 6.4% did not have an opinion. The majority (49.8%), however, believe that the presence of the Armed Forces made the Bolsonaro administration more authoritarian. 44.8% affirm that the presence of the category does not influence the authoritarianism of the government; 5.4% do not know or did not know how to give an opinion.

Graph on whether military participation in President Jair Bolsonaro's government represents a coup risk

According to the survey by the Paraná Research Institute, 56.9% see the government more as a military, while 34.9% see it more as a civilian. 8.2% did not know how to answer the question. For 40.3%, the presence of the Armed Forces in the government has a positive influence when voting. 34.7% stated that the influence is negative and 19.2% said that they have no influence. Another 5.8% did not have an opinion. Despite 53.5% positively evaluating the military’s performance during the pandemic, 44.3% consider that the participation of the general Eduardo Pazuello, the Minister of Health, was negative. 32.7% say that Pazuello’s performance was positive and 13.5% say they are indifferent. Almost 10% (9.6%) did not answer. Another 25.3% evaluate the participation of the military, in general, as negative. 14.3% were indifferent; 6.9% did not know or did not give an opinion. Finally, 41.1% believe that the choice of a general to preside over the Petrobras. In relation to the same question, 40.2% affirm that the choice is positive, 10.1% believe to be indifferent and 8.6% did not express an opinion.

Graph on the military's performance in the pandemic