Confidence in constitutional institutions

In October 2004, Czech citizens expressed the highest level of confidence in the president of the country. He was found trustworthy by almost three quarters of the respondents. Local councils were found trustworthy by more than a half of the interviewees (62 %). Approximately two fifths of the interviewees trust their regional council (42 %) and also our government (40 %). In comparison with the previous month the government’s position has slightly improved.

The least trustworthy institutions are both chambers of the Parliament. The Chamber of Deputies is viewed as trustworthy by 27 % of citizens and the Senate only by 23 %. Approximately one half of the respondents expressed confidence in Public guardian of rights (48 %) and the Constitutional court (47 %). The Supreme inspection authority is regarded as trustworthy by 52 % of Czechs.