Ukrainians trust volunteers, the church and the Armed Forces of Ukraine the most.
Those are the results of a survey conducted by the Institute of Analysis and Forecasting, Oleksandr Yaremenko Institute for Social Studies and the Social Monitoring Centre with the assistance of the Kyiv Press Club nongovernmental organization as part of a project, entitled 'Resetting – Open Power project,' published on Monday in Kyiv.
"The positive balance of trust is only for volunteers, the Church and the army," Executive Director of the Kyiv Press Club of the National Journalists Union Mykhailo Peresunko said during the presentation of the poll results.
According to the survey, volunteers are trusted by 67.8% of respondents (31.6% do not trust them), the church - 63.6% (35.9% do not trust them) and the Armed Forces of Ukraine - 59.6% (39.8% do not trust them). The positive balance of trust amounts is + 36.1%, + 27.75% and + 19.8%, respectively.
Police are trusted by 41.9% (57.5% do not trust them) with a the balance of trust of 15.6%, online media is trusted among 38.4% of respondents (59% do not trust them) with a trust balance of 20.6%, local authorities are trusted by 38.5% (61.1% do not trust them) with a trust balance of 22.6% and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is trusted by 27.2% (71.8% do not trust it) with a trust balance of 44.6%).
At the same time, among the governmental institutions of the state, the President of Ukraine is trusted by 24.9% of respondents (74.8% do not trust him) with a trust balance of minus 50% and 20.5% of respondents expressed their trust to the Prime Minister of Ukraine (78.9% distrust him) with a trust balance of minus 58.3%.
The Cabinet is trusted by 15.3% (84.2% do not trust it) with a trust balance of minus 68.9%), the Prosecutor General's Office is trusted by 13.9% of respondents (85.6% distrust it) with a balance of trust of minus 71.7%. Political parties are trusted by 12.8% (86.4% do not trust them) with a trust balance of minus 73.5%), the Verkhovna Rada is trusted by 12.5% (distrusted by 87.3%) with a trust balance of minus 74.8% and Ukraine's judiciary is trusted by 10.8% (distrusted by 88.4%) with a trust balance of minus 77.6%..
The balance of trust among politicians is distributed as follows: minus 53.1% trust balance for the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Freedom) Oleh Tiahnybok (19.6% of respondents trust, 72.6% do not trust), minus 55.2% for Opposition Bloc Party Yuriy Boiko (trusted by 15.5%, 70.7% distrust him).
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has the trust balance of minus 47.7% (21.3% trust, 69% do not trust). The leader of the Centre party Vadym Rabinovych has a trust balance of minus 47.5% (15.2% of respondents trust, 62.7% distrust him). The Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has a trust balance of minus 45.9% (25.9% trust him, 68.8% distrust him).
According to the survey, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has the balance of trust balance of 45.7% (24.4% trust, 70.1% distrust him).
Head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili's trust balance is minus 45.5% (22% trust, 67.5% distrust him), the leader of the All-Ukrainian Association Batkivschyna Yulia Tymoshenko's trust balance is minus 40.2% (27.2% trust her, 67.4% distrust her).
The leader of the European Party of Ukraine Mykola Katerynchuk has a trust balance of minus 38.2% of respondents, Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko - minus 36% and the leader of the Samopomich Association, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy - minus 20.7%.
The survey was conducted from July 5 until July 16, 2016 throughout all Ukraine by individual interviews at the place of the respondent's residence. A total of 2,010 of respondents aged 18 years and older were polled.