Out of three Russians, one trusts the President,
another one - no one
The poll was taken on
17 March 2005.
During all Russian survey carried out by Research Holding
ROMIR Monitoring respondents were asked to
rate governmental and public institutions they trust. 1500
respondents from over 100 rural and urban areas of Russia
participated in this survey.
Respondents were asked the following question:
What governmental institutions do you mostly trust?
Answers were split as follows (Since multiple answer was allowed,
total score is more than 100%):
According to survey results, the first place was shared between the
President (34%) and the so called “candidate against all” referred
to “none” in the above diagram (33%). 16% of respondents trust
the church, 14% - the army, 8% - the government, 7% (each) -
the trade unions and media, 5% - the law authorities. State
parliament (DUMA) and local authorities were supported by 4% each,
whilst the Federation Council and political parties – by 2% each.
As it follows from the answers split by the federal districts, the
President enjoys the greatest trust among the population of North
West region – 40%, while the lesser trust was expressed by the
residents of Siberia (29%). Compared to other regions, top scores
were gained by Far East, viz. church - 27%, trade unions – 13%, law
authorities – 8%, and the same percentage of participants trusts
State Parliament and local authorities. Army enjoys higher trust
scores in Near Volga than elsewhere, government - in South region
(11%), media – in Siberia (13%). The share of those who trust
none is highest in the Central region - 39%.
Respondents of pension age expressed the most trust
in the President
(36%), the church (19%) and the army (16%), yet they have less
trust, compared the other age bins, in the law authorities (4%) and
deputies of State Parliament (3%). Young people aged 18 – 24 (35%)
are also inclined to trust the President. Apart from that, they
score the government (9%), mass media (11%) and law authorities (7%)
higher than other respondents.