When asked if in the past year they had discussed politics just 30% of Cambodians surveyed said yes.*
10% had participated in a meeting on political or social matters.
6% had contributed time to an NGO and 2% time to a political party. Just 3% gave money to a social organization and 2% to a political party during that time.
62% said they wanted no involvement at all with matters political.
When commenting on political matters is, for many, a daily occurrence in the west, that 70% of Cambodians claim to have had no such discussion in a year seems incredible.
Fear is the most likely reason they keep quiet. That and the fact they are resigned to being unable to change little about their country.
*Source: Perceiving and Fighting Corruption in Cambodia
A quantitative and qualitative survey in five provinces