PASOS project poll: Religious groups most trusted institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

January 14, 2016

aogNews Source: Analitika Center for Social Research, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Religious groups are the most trusted institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the results of a public survey conducted as part of a PASOS project on transparency in the Western Balkans.

More than 62 percent of survey respondents said they have some or much trust in religious institutions, the polling showed. Political parties ranked last, with more than 77 percent of those polled saying they have no or little trust in those organizations.

The polling was conducted in connection with Advocacy for Open Government, an EU-funded PASOS project to encourage governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia to become more transparent.

Other institutions that enjoy high levels of public trust in Bosnia and Herzegovina include NGOs, utility companies, the military and police. Lawmakers and officials from all levels of government generally received the worst marks.

“The category encompasses a variety of other institutions towards which more than 50% of those surveyed have no trust at all: cantonal parliament (51%), cantonal government (52.2%), state government (52.8%), entity government (51.5%), state parliament (50.3%) and entity parliament (49.6%),” according to an Analitika fact sheet released to announce the poll results.

The survey was conducted in November 2015 in cooperation with Mareco Index Bosnia. The research was conducted via a CATI telephone poll on a sample of 1000 randomly selected respondents from the entire territory of BiH.

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