INSCOP poll: 9.9 pc of Romanians fear armed conflict

The latest INSCOP poll, ordered by ‘Adevarul’ daily, reveals that the fear of a war has risen significantly in recent months against the backdrop of the events in Ukraine. The order of the sources of concern for Romanians remains unchanged, however compared to the poll conducted almost one year ago the concerns generated by the rise in prices or the loss of jobs have diminished. On the other hand, the concern generated by the possibility of a conflict or war in the region has risen significantly. Thus, while in July 2013 only 1.4 percent of Romanians feared a war in the region, in February this year the percentage reached 4.1 percent, and in May 9.9 percent. 24.5 percent of Romanians are concerned about price hikes, 22.7 percent about losing their jobs, 16 percent about a fall in income, 17 percent about a worsening of their health, 9.9 percent about the possibility of a conflict/war in the region, 2.6 percent about natural catastrophes, 2.4 percent about environmental problems, and 3.7 percent about other problems. In what concerns confidence in executive institutions, the Army tops the rankings with 66.1 percent, followed by the Gendarmerie (57.7 percent), the Romanian Intelligence Service (48.1 percent), the National Anticorruption Directorate (47.1 percent), the National Bank of Romania (46.3 percent), the Police (45.7 percent), the Foreign Intelligence Service (43.5 percent) and the National Integrity Agency (31.1 percent). The Church continues to top the rankings in what concerns confidence in social or private institutions, with 63.1 percent.

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