Utility companies, army most trusted institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 6, 2014

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

Utility companies narrowly edged out the military as the most trusted institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according according to a poll conducted by the Center for Social Research Analitika for a PASOS project on open government.

More than 63 percent of those polled said they had some level of trust in utility companies. About 62 percent said the same thing about the armed forces. The group that fared worst was political parties (14.3 percent), echoing results that were obtained in a similar survey conducted last year.

“When it comes to governmental bodies, the higher the level of government, the greater the level of distrust,” according to an Analitika fact sheet. “At the same time, citizens have far more trust in the institutions, organisations and companies which provide them basic services or with which they have more direct contact, such as the media, humanitarian organisations, the police, the armed forces and utility companies.”

The polling was conducted as part of Advocacy for Open Government, a project funded by the European Union and Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina that encourages governments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia to become more transparent.

The Analitika fact sheet with more information about the polling results can be downloaded here.

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