By: Chen Chih-chung, Chang Che-fong and Y.F. Low
Taipei, May 5 (CNA) Many people in Taiwan are in favor of increasing the penalties
for drug-related offenses as a way to deter drug abuse, according to a survey released by a local non-profit organization Friday.
In the survey conducted by the Grassroots Influence Foundation, 84.14 percent of respondents agreed that drug abuse poses a serious social problem in Taiwan, but 75.48 percent said they do not support the idea of decriminalizing drug abuse.
To curb drug abuse, 44.61 percent of respondents expressed support for increasing the penalties for drug-related offenses to curb drug abuse, compared with 9.92 percent who said family education should be strengthened. [FULL STORY]