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    Most Ukrainians trust Armed Forces, while church enjoys 60% trust

    Today, Ukrainians tend to trust the Armed Forces (96% of respondents), volunteer battalions (86%), the State Emergency Service (85%), volunteer organizations (85%), and the National Guard of Ukraine (80%).

    This is evidenced by a sociological survey run by the Razumkov Center in March.

    According to the survey data, among state and public institutions, trust is most often expressed in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (96% of respondents trust the AFU), volunteer battalions (86%), State Emergency Service (85%), volunteer organizations (85%), National Guard (80%), Border Guards (76%), Ministry of Defense (67.5%), Security Service (67%), public organizations (61%), Church (60%), President of Ukraine (59%), mayors (54%), National Police (53%), and National Bank (52%).

    Trust is also more often expressed than distrust in municipal authorities (48% and 41%, respectively), and in Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) (43% and 32%, respectively).

    Trust and distrust of mass media of Ukraine are expressed in the same ratio (46% and 45%, respectively).

    The majority of respondents express distrust in the government apparatus (officials) (76% no trust), political parties (76%), Verkhovna Rada (74%), courts (70%), Cabinet (65.5%) , Prosecutor’s Office (62%), National Agency for Corruption Prevention (57%), Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor’s Office (56%), National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (55%), and commercial banks (51%).

    Distrust of trade unions is also expressed more often than trust (43% do not trust them, while 25% do).

    Despite the fact that political parties see trust from only 13% of respondents, answering the question whether they see among the existing political forces those who could be entrusted with power in the post-war period, slightly more respondents give an affirmative answer (25%). However, the share is noticeably lower than in July 2023 (38.5%). The negative answer was provided by 52% and 41%, respectively.

    A political force that can be entrusted with power in the post-war period, most often, according to citizens, can appear from among the military (45% of respondents believe so). Also, 21.5% of respondents are of the opinion that it can emerge from the volunteer environment, 20% – from the humanitarian or technical intelligentsia, 19% – from civil society, 18% – from already existing political parties, and 6% – from the business environment.

    A total of 2020 respondents were interviewed

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