Public trust in army and police up in Lithuania

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DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

In the November poll, more than half of respondents (54.2 pct) stated confidence in the police, which indicates a rise from 50.5 percent in October. The police is mistrusted by 13.6 percent of those polled (14.1 pct last month).

“The nation has record-high confidence in the police – it has set an all-time record of the evaluation period since 1998,” Vladas Gaidys, the director of the Vilmorus pollster, told the national radio LRT in comment of the survey carried out on Nov. 7-16.

Meanwhile, courts and prosecutors enjoy trust of 23.6 percent and 18.1 percent of respondents, respectively.

Some 51.5 percent of those polled said they trust the army, as compared with 49 percent month-on-month.

Just like in earlier months, fire-and-rescue services and the Church remain the most trusted institutions in Lithuania, with respective confidence of 92.4 percent and 61.3 percent of respondents.
The government, the parliament and political parties are the least trusted institutions, with the government trusted by 23.1 percent (22.5 pct in October), the parliament by 8.6 percent (10.2 pct in October) and parties by 7.4 percent (8 pct in October).

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