Perception of Safety by Businesses in El Salvador

A survey of Salvadoran entrepreneurs reveals that during 2012, 66% of their companies or their staff were affected up to twice by extortion, kidnapping and murder.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Survey ENADE 2013 assesses businesses' perception of the performance of government officials, in public safety, fiscal policy and democratic institutions.

• Type of research: a quantitative descriptive research using the technique of self-administered questionnaire.
• Sampling frame: ENADE 2013 participants who were not government officials.
• Place of surveys: Surveys were conducted in and during the event ENADE 2013.
• Number of effective surveys: 313 effective surveys.
• Mechanical harvesting: the forms were placed on all the tables, except those assigned to government officials. During the event, participants were invited to answer the questionnaire. A team of 14 ladies were responsible for clarifying doubts and collecting completed questionnaires.
• Data processing: performed by Research & Planning, using the program SPSS.

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