The results of the Trust in public institutions survey, held on July 19-28 by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology were made public in Kyiv, ForUm correspondent reports.

The director general of the Institute Volodymyr Paniotto informed that the survey was conducted using telephone interviews. One thousand adult respondents living in the cities of all regions of Ukraine and Crimea were interviewed.
The margin of error is 4.6%.
In turn, pr-manager of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology Tatiana Pyaskovska noted that the survey data show that the Ukrainians follow carefully the work of the government bodies. "62% of respondents answering the question of whether they follow the work of the government bodies, responded positively with regard to the Verkhovna Rada. The Cabinet and the Administration of the President enjoys a little less attention – of 53% of respondents. The NBU work is followed by 46%," she said.

According to her, the results show that the public structures are trusted completely or almost completely by one third of the Ukrainian citizens. The index of the total trust was 27%. The trust in the Cabinet - 26%, in the central authorities - 25%, in the Administration of the President - 25%, in the Parliament - 21%, in the Supreme Council of Justice - 18%, in the Kyiv City State Administration - 15%.

"Only the NBU managed to overcome the 27% barrier of general trust. 32% of the respondents trust in the National Bank. This good result is projected on the hryvnia," she said.

According to Pyaskovska, 35% of the townspeople believe hryvnia to be the most reliable cash instrument, 33% voted in favor of the dollar, 10% - the euro.

The most common causes of distrust in government structures townspeople named corruption - 54%, visible performance - 38%, bureaucracy - 29%, a bad attitude of government employees to the citizens - 22%, lack of information about the development plans - 11%, the expert said.

"When asked what factors might change the attitude to the state structures, 54% of respondents named the fight against corruption, 31% - the openness and transparency of activity, 21% - improvement of the quality of service",  Pyaskovska informed.

As for the sources of information covering the activities of the government bodies, 48% of respondents named television programs to be trusted, 19% - Internet, 15% - printed media, 10% - the radio.

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