Part of the more than $1 million dollars and more than 41 million Mexican pesos seized from alleged member of Zetas drug cartel Eric Jovan Lozano Diaz is displayed to the media in Mexico City June 15, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Henry Romero)
Mexicans favor the use of the country's military strength in order to deter drug trafficking and deter drug cartels to continue their operations.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 80 percent of Mexicanos believe that Mexican president, Felipe Calderon's strategy to use the army's power to fight off drug cartels is correct.
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Also, 47 percent of those surveyed believe that the drug war currently plaguing Mexico is making some progress (up two percentage points since 2011) while 30 percent believe the government is losing ground. 19 percent believe things are the same as the past and 3 percent responded no knowledge.
People were asked various other questions but among them, answers to one stood interestingly. While 28 percent of the people believe Calderon's National Action Party is the best suited to handle the drug problem, 23 percent of all Mexicans believe that none of Mexico's political party is capable of dealing with the drug war.
At the same time, when holding a favorable opinion of the U.S., 56 percent of Mexicans share the inclination while 53 percent believe that life in the U.S. have a better life.
Both sides of the border spend billions of dollars annually to contain the trafficking while the U.S. Justice Department considers Mexican drug cartels the greatest organized crime threat to the U.S.