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May 17, 2021
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INSCOP survey: citizens trust town hall and the government most



The institutions Romanians trust the most are the town hall, the army, the church and the United Nations Organization, an INSCOP survey conducted during September 10 -September 17 and commissioned by ‘Adevarul’ newspaper reveals. Regarding political institutions, it was shown that Romanians have a high level of confidence in the town hall (39.6% high to very high confidence, as compared to 37.9% in July) and the government (34.8% high to very high confidence, as compared to 35.6% in July). The two institutions are closely followed by county councils (33.4% compared to 32.9% in July), the Constitutional Court (33.3% compared to 35.7% in July), the Parliament (26.7% compared to 25.8% in July), the Presidency (25.8% compared to 25.1%) and political parties (14.8% compared to 14.7%).
The first two places in the category of executive institutions are occupied by the army (65.4% high to very high confidence, as compared to 64.6% in July) and the National Bank of Romania (51.2% compared to 50% this summer). They are followed by the Romanian Intelligence Service (47.7% compared to 48%), the Foreign Intelligence Service (47% compared to 47.6%), the police (46% compared to 45%) and DNA (45.7% compared to 47.4% in July).
As far as social or private institutions go, the leader is the church (65.2% high to very high confidence, as compared to 63.9% in July), followed by universities (49.6% compared to 51.9% this summer), the press (39% compared to 42.7%), unlimited liability corporations (34.2% compared to 34.9%) and unions (26.5% compared to 25.7% this summer). The second half of the ranking includes employers’ associations (23.4% compared to 21.1%) and banks (23.4% compared to 22.3%). In the international institutions ranking, the first two places are occupied by UNO (56.3% compared to 52.5% in July) and NATO (52.1% compared to 48.2%). They are followed by the EU (49.3% compared to 49.1% in July), the European Commission (47.7% compared to 44.4%), the European Parliament (46.8% compared to 44.8%), the World Bank (35.6% compared to 34.7%) and the IMF (29.2% compared to 29% in July).

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