Trust in some institutions in our society and in people around us

People place the greatest trust in persons they know (88% of respondents trust most of them). They generally consider our media, namely television (66%) and newspapers (60%), the president (62%) and the army (58%) to be trustworthy. More than a half of respondents are of the opinion that they can believe the majority of people in our country (55%), whereas roughly two fifths are persuaded to the contrary.

Just a slim majority of respondents trust the police (50%), as opposed to 47% who mistrust it. Approximately two fifths of those surveyed expressed trust in courts, trade unions and private enterprises. The prime minister and churches are trusted by roughly a third of respondents. Political parties and members of parliament are regarded as the least trustworthy (both trusted by about a quarter of respondents). The percentage of respondents who do not trust a certain institution is highest in case of political parties (71%) and members of parliament (74%). A large proportion of respondents also distrust courts, churches, private enterprises and the prime minister (44% - 59%).