Over half of Ukrainians trust president - Razumkov Center

Over half of Ukrainians trust president - Razumkov Center

Some 51.5% of Ukrainian citizens trust President Volodymyr Zelensky, whereas 41% do not trust him, according to a study entitled "Citizens' Assessment of Government Activity, Level of Trust in Social Institutions and Politicians, Electoral Orientations of Citizens (February 2020)", which was conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center.

"Among state and public institutions, trust is most frequently expressed in the Ukrainian Armed Forces (69% of respondents), the State Emergency Service (65%), the church (62.5%), the State Border Guard Service (60%), volunteer organizations (60%), the National Guard of Ukraine (60%), the Ukrainian media (52.5%), the president of Ukraine (51.5%), volunteer fighter battalions (51%)," the study reads.

Mistrust is most often expressed in the Russian media (82% of those polled do not trust them), the state apparatus (officials) (77%), the judiciary in general (76%), commercial banks (71.5%), local courts (71%), political parties (70%), prosecutor's offices (68%), the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (66%), the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (65%), the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (65%), the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (65%), the Government of Ukraine (64.5%), the Supreme Court (64%), the Anti-Corruption Court (64%), the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (60.5%), the National Bank of Ukraine (60%), and trade unions (51%).

According to the report, the level of trust in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was highest in September 2019 when 79% of citizens trusted him only 13.5% did not trust him. The figures for February 2020 are 51.5% and 41% respectively.

The study was conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center from February 13 to February 17, 2020. A total of 2,018 respondents aged 18 years and over were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, except for Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The poll's margin of error (excluding the design effect) does not exceed 2.3% with a probability of 0.95.


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