The president is trusted by 54% and not trusted by 41% of the respondents. It is possible to say that the level of confidence in the president has been stable for the period of at least two years now. The leaving government enjoyed confidence of 43% of the interviewees and was not trusted by 49%. The current evaluation of the government corresponds with the results obtained right after its formation in September 1998.
Since then until the end of 1999 the confidence in the government has gradually come to a very low level (trusted by less than 20% of citizens). Nevertheless, since that time the government’s trustworthiness level has been – with several pauses – growing and during the last six months it has regularly been surpassing the 40% mark. The Chamber of Deputies, which is going to be exchanged very soon, is trusted by 27% and not trusted by 65% of the respondents. The level of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies has been ranging from 20 up to 30% for the whole electoral term. The level of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies experienced similar development as the level of government’s trustworthiness and after gradual decreasing reached its minimum at the end of 1999. Gradual regaining the people’s confidence is by far not as remarkable as in the case of the government. The Senate is trusted by 28% and not trusted by 65% of the respondents. In comparison to the previous survey, the level of confidence in the Senate has grown substantially (+7% points) and the number of people, who regarded the Senate as untrustworthy, dropped similarly. Such a relatively high level of confidence in the case of the Senate was recorded only in May 1997, i.e. in the first term of its existence. Regional councils enjoy confidence of 30% and are not trusted by 36% of the respondents. Compared to the previous survey, the level of people’s confidence in regional councils has not experienced any significant change. There still remains a very high number of ”I don’t know” answers (34%).