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).