MORE than 300 submissions have been received by the Constitution Commission so far, according to chairman Professor Yash Ghai.
He urged the people of Fiji to continue to come out in numbers and submit their views on a new constitution.
"People have spoken out against the military and against immunity," he said.
"They have stated the need to have democracy with full protection of rights. There have been submissions that we could try to remove the culture of coups.
"These are statements that show everybody is worried but what we don't know is whether they are withholding some things. And then there are some people who don't come to us at all. Maybe there could be a lot not coming because of fear and we think we might do a survey to gauge this."
He said people were encouraged to express their views on issues affecting them and he urged them not to be afraid of the government or the military.
"When we started with the exercise, I was a little concerned about whether the people would stay away because of fear, so we made our statement with the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General and we said very carefully that this process will not work unless people are free and frank and able to speak their minds and to give us ideas."