Venezuela on the Brink: Atlantic Council Poll Reveals New Levels of Humanitarian, Economic Crisis
Most Venezuelans blame the government for the economic and humanitarian crisis and believe a change in government is needed
Release Date: November 15, 2018
A new Atlantic Council poll again confirms why the world must double-down in addressing the social, political, and economic crisis in Venezuela. Lack of medicine and food, along with inflation and insecurity, is increasingly compounded by growing problems that make life intolerable. Venezuelans’ lack of trust in the government means that its institutions are seen as the least prepared to coordinate the distribution of assistance if a humanitarian corridor is established. The Maduro government is seen as responsible for the current economic crisis. Without a change in government, more than half of Venezuelans don’t see any improvement on the horizon. A similar number also expressed discontent with the National Constituent Assembly.