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October 25, 2021

Policemen more trustworthy than journalists

According to a poll conducted by Inscop and ordered by ‘Adevarul’ daily, Romanians trust policemen more than they trust journalists. Thus, in what concerns confidence in political institutions, Mayoralties top the rankings with 41.8 per cent of the respondents trusting them (compared to 43.1 per cent last month), the government is second with 38.6 per cent (compared to 40.1 per cent) and county councils are third with 34 per cent. In what concerns executive institutions, the Army enjoys the trust of 68.8 per cent of Romanians, followed by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) with 54 per cent (50.3 per cent), Police with 49 per cent (48.3 per cent last month), Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) with 48.9 per cent (47 per cent) and the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) with 45 per cent (44.2 per cent last month).In what concerns confidence in international institutions, NATO tops the rankings with 52.4 per cent (52.1 per cent last month), the UN is second with 50.5 per cent (52.7 per cent) and the European Parliament is third with 45.5 per cent (41.9 per cent). The European Commission is trusted by 44.7 per cent of respondents, the World Bank by 35.6 per cent and the IMF by 28.2 per cent (27.7 per cent last month).The rankings for the various professional categories is the following: firefighters (87.9 per cent), gendarmes (73.2 per cent), soldiers (72.6 per cent), teachers (64 per cent), priests (61.2 per cent), doctors (59.7 per cent), policemen (55.8 per cent), journalists (47.3 per cent), judges (44.1 per cent), prosecutors (42.8 per cent), lawyers (34.9 per cent), bankers (23.9 per cent) and politicians (23.5 per cent).

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