KINGSTON, February 28, 2018 - The latest RJRGleaner Group Don Anderson Poll has found that the majority of Jamaicans are in agreement with Mount Salem in St. James and Denham Town in West Kingston being selected as Zones of Special Operations.
The poll, which had a margin of error of plus or minus three per cent, was conducted between February 22 and 26.
Pollster Don Anderson announced that 75 per cent, or three out of every four persons, agreed that the government should have introduced the two Zones of Special Operations.
"We can understand that against the background of the high level of crime and violence which was reported last year, and which certainly has spilled over into 2018," he noted.
Mr. Anderson also found that the majority of respondents - 85 per cent - agreed that the Zones of Special Operations should be extended to other areas.
Meanwhile, respondents in the RJR Gleaner Group Don Anderson Poll have also expressed a view on Parliament's extension of the period of time during which the two Zones of Special Operations will remain in effect.
The majority of people, or 77 per cent, were in favour of the move.
"More than three out of four persons felt it was again necessary to do so because they saw ZOSO as possibly one of the important vehicles to utilise in the fight against crime and violence," he asserted.
The pollster also found a similar result for those who thought ZOSO was effective in fighting crime.
"Again... 77 per cent of all persons interviewed said 'yes', they believe that it could be effective and that surely, it was a move in the right direction to have introduced this and to have extended it and to think in terms of extending it in other areas," Mr. Anderson revealed.