Local May 9, 2023 | 3:55 pm

59% of Dominicans would emigrate to another country if given the opportunity, according to a survey

Santo Domingo.- A recent survey conducted by Asisa, a research firm, revealed that 51% of Dominicans would migrate to another country if they had the opportunity. This high percentage suggests that there is a significant level of despair and a lack of opportunities for many citizens in the country. This alarming statistic indicates a significant decrease in hope for the future.

The survey also indicated that 57% of Dominicans consider that the country is heading in the wrong direction, while only 41.3% feel that it is on the right path. This negative perception of the current situation in the country is likely contributing to the high percentage of citizens who would prefer to migrate to another country.

The cost of products and services was identified as the main problem in the country by 66% of respondents, followed by insecurity and crime (42%) and unemployment/low wages (33%). These results highlight the significant economic challenges that many citizens are facing, including the high cost of living and limited job opportunities with low wages.

The survey also revealed that 64% of citizens do not feel safe when going out. This high level of insecurity is likely contributing to the negative perception of the current situation in the country and maybe a significant factor in the high percentage of citizens who would like to migrate to another country if given the opportunity.

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May 9, 2023 5:19 pm

strange….. we love the RD and left USA or EU and “they” want out…dont blame them…

May 9, 2023 5:29 pm

I think if the survey was for young people only then the figure would be closer to 75% and the reason for this is the difficulty of finding work and also that there is no equality of opportunity . For so many ,when they finish university they can not find a job that pays better than for a cleaner.

May 9, 2023 7:53 pm

Just like the good old USA…its the economy stupid…

May 9, 2023 10:00 pm

Haz su orden! No problema….PROBLEMAS GRANDE!

May 9, 2023 10:01 pm

If DR would fix the high crime rate, many more expat Dominicans would gladly go back to DR.

May 9, 2023 10:51 pm

my cousin from S.D. Este got got the job in the city , however he decided not to take the job because he’ll spend more money to travel to work. ,and time to get to and from work… Now after he gratuated from university he’s working in colmado and occasionally doing deliveries…

Paul Tierney
May 10, 2023 7:22 am

The lack of opportunity in the RD is the driver for many to leave the country. When a poor or rich person wants to grow the selection of callings is very limited in the RD. It compels many to forsake the country to go to the hope and pleasure of larger greener pastures.

May 10, 2023 8:00 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Greener pastures in for example NYC…very expensive indeed…food and rent prices through the roof…