A public opinion poll regarding trust in government, published Friday byInstitute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) and the development program of theUN (UNDP), highlighted how the courts and political parties are the institutions perceived as less reliable in Albania, mainly due to their vulnerability to political pressure.
Il survey conducted for the fifth consecutive year involved 1647 citizens of 61 common in the country in November of 2017 on issues such as trust, transparency, accountability, civic engagement and technology.
Religious institutions (76%), armed forces (63%), media (53%), public health institutions (53%) and the State Police (53%), enjoy the highest trust of the citizens interviewed . While less than half believe in local government (49%), government in general (47%), parliament (34%) and its president (33%).
The citizens interviewed also divided on the question of judicial reform: only the 43% believes, in fact, that it will be implemented correctly while the 38% believes the opposite. According to the result of the survey, moreover, about 80% believes that corruption - at low or high levels - is widespread throughout the country with institutions such as courts, parliament, government and public health considered to be more corrupt. To solve this problem, most citizens believe that the opening of previous documents on state security would positively contribute to public institutions and social justice.
On the other hand, about half of citizens are satisfied with the supply of drinking water, cleaning and emergency services and public education. Dissatisfaction, however, dominates in employment, courts, public health and public services. The lack of trust in the latter means that only 15% of citizens use them because they do not 'listen to citizens and cannot find solutions'.
In addition, 51% of respondents say they feel insecure during their daily lives due to crime, job insecurity and justice problems.
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