By the end of September the views of Lithuanian people regarding the trustworthiness of their politicians had not changed, delfi.lt reported on 9 October.
According a poll commissioned by the the news agency ELTA and conducted by the Market and public opinion research firm “Baltic research” Lithuanians trusted members of the Fire and Rescue service the most during the first month of autumn. 85 percent of respondents said they trusted them.
More than half of the adult population of the country placed their trust in seven other institutions: the President’s Office – 69 percent, the church – 66 percent, the police – 61 percent, defence – 58 percent, the Lithuanian media – 55 percent, The Constitutional Court – 51 percent and Sodra – 50 percent.
respondents in the survey were more likely to trust than not trust: the State Border Guard Service, the State Security Department and trade unions.The vast majority - eight out of ten – of public opinion survey participants at the end of September did not trust members of Parliament. 82% of respondents criticised their elected representatives.
Translated by Laura Bojarskaitė
Edited by Anthony Peters