Venezuelans less safe than Syrians?
Venezuelans feel less safe in their home country than civilians living in war-torn Syria, according to a new Gallup poll.The socialist have brought the country to the brink of collapse. It has now become the poster child for the failure of socialism and it is an embarrassment to Bernie Sanders votes in this country.
Just 14 percent of Venezuelans said they feel safe in the country, compared with 32 percent of Syrian respondents who feel safe, according to the 2016 Global Law and Order Report.
“Venezuela has become a society that is just breaking down,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Washington-based Council of the Americas.
It may be hard to believe that 30 million Venezuelans living on the world’s largest oil reserves could perceive themselves to be in greater danger than people living in Syria, where hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in a bloody civil war. But the poll results reflect the concerns many have about Venezuela’s deteriorating conditions and rising homicides.
The findings are based on interviews with approximately 1,000 adults in 133 countries last year. The scores are based on people’s confidence in local police, and their feelings about personal safety and theft incidents. Venezuela posted not only the lowest score, but also the worst score Gallup has recorded in over a decade.