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The Armed Forces, the President, or the Media: who do Ukrainians trust most?

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The Armed Forces, the President, or the Media: who do Ukrainians trust most?

The issue of public trust in various institutions and authorities is an important and relevant one in Ukraine's political discourse. Find out more about who Ukrainians trust the most

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Ukraine has been in a state of full-scale war with russia for almost 15 months. During this time, the country's residents have rethought their attitude to everything, including state institutions that continue to function for the benefit of the country. Here's who Ukrainians trust the most.


According to a social survey conducted by the Razumkov Center's sociological service in February-March 2023, Ukrainians have the least trust in political parties.


Who do Ukrainians trust the least?


The lowest level of trust is observed in the following institutions


- political parties (63.3% distrust)

- state apparatus/officials (63.7%)

- courts (58.9%);

- Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (51%);

- commercial banks (48.1%);

- Prosecutor's Office (48%).


In the middle of the rating are the government, local authorities, the National Bank, the media, and the church. The level of trust in them ranges from 50-69%.




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Who is most trusted among Ukrainians?


No one is likely to be surprised that the Armed Forces of Ukraine enjoy the greatest trust of citizens. It is worth noting that during the full-scale war, trust in the army has increased: in July-August 2021, trust in the Armed Forces was 68%, and now it is 95.8%.


People also trust volunteers, volunteer units, the National Guard, and the State Emergency Service.


The rating of trust in them is as follows:


1. The Armed Forces - 95.8%;

2. volunteers - 87.9%;

3. volunteer units - 87.2%;

4. National Guard of Ukraine - 85.7%;

5. State Emergency Service - 85.4%.


The National Police, the Security Service, and the Border Guard are also highly trusted.


It is worth noting that the Ministry of Defense also has a positive balance of trust and distrust.


How many people trust the President of Ukraine?


According to the survey, as of February-March 2023, 82.9% of the country's residents trusted the Ukrainian leader. The level of trust has hardly changed compared to the previous survey, which was published in March this year. Back then, 83% of citizens trusted Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


We remind you! Earlier, we wrote that during the war, young people in Ukraine find themselves in a difficult and challenging situation. However, despite the difficulties, teenagers continue to strive for a peaceful and fulfilling life. Read here how Ukrainian youth are developing and what their plans for the future are.




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