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Army, Church, Presidency top Romanians’ confidence

The Army, the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Presidency are the domestic institutions most trusted in by Romanians, an INSCOP barometer shows.

The ranking by confidence in the domestic political bodies is topped by the Presidency with 48.9pct much and very much confidence (as against 50.6pct in April 2015), followed by the Romanian Constitutional Court (CCR) with 38.2pct (33.8pct in April) and the mayoralties with 35.4pct (34.3pct in April), the research shows, according to Agerpres.

The Government comes next, with 24.6pct confidence (23.8pct in April), then the County Councils, with 18.6pct (21.8pct); the Parliament with 11.3pct, (12.6pct); and the political parties with 7.1pct (6.5pct).

According to the same research, the confidence ranking in the domestic institutions is led by the Army, 75pct (74.3pct in April), followed by the Gendarmerie, 64.5pct (62pct); the National Anti-corruption Directorate 61pct (61.4pct); the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), 51.2pct (50.3pct); the Police, 48.7pct (47.1pct ); the central bank (National Bank of Romania, BNR), 47.9pct (44.5pct); the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), 47.8pct (47.8pct), the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ, Romania’s Supreme Court), 46.7pct (49pct); the Tax Administration National Agency (ANAF), 38.7pct (37.9pct); and the National Integrity Agency (ANI), 38.6pct (39.8pct).

The trust ladder in the social and private domestic institutions is headed by the Church with 63.4pct (62.3pct in April). The universities come second with 41.8pct (41.5pct), followed by the media, 31.9pct (34pct; the civil society’s organisationsm 29.4pct (30pct); the labour unions, 18.8pct (19.1pct); the employers’ associations, 17pct (15.5pct); and the banks, 15.8pct (14.1pct).

As for the international bodies, the NATO stays first with 62.1pct of Romanians’ confidence, as compared to 60.7pct in April. The UN has 60.3pct (56.2pct); the EU 59.8pct (55.5pct); the European Parliament 50.7pct (48.3pct); the European Commission 50.4pct (50.2pct); the World Bank 43.9pct (39.2pct); and the International Monetary Fund 36.6pct (33pct).

‘The Inscop Barometer – Truth about Romania’ carried out by INSCOP Research was commissioned by ‘Adevarul’ newspaper and conducted from July 9 through 14, 2015 on a sample of 1,075 persons representative for Romania’s population over 18 years of age.

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