Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Poll: Trust in Ukrainian Army at 94% in the country with highest distrust in political parties

A new poll reveals that Ukrainians place the most trust in the army, and volunteer units and organizations, while political parties, officials, and judiciary entities are the most distrusted.
The Ukrainian military. Illustrative image via Ukrinform
Poll: Trust in Ukrainian Army at 94% in the country with highest distrust in political parties

The new opinion poll jointly conducted by the Razumkov Center and Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation revealed that among state institutions, Ukraine’s Armed Forces enjoy an overwhelmingly high level of trust, with 94% of respondents expressing confidence in the military institution. This was revealed during the report’s presentation at Ukrinform in Kyiv on 27 December.

Ukrainians extend their trust to various security and defense bodies, including:

  • volunteer units (89%)
  • the State Emergency Service (83%)
  • the National Guard (82%)
  • the Ministry of Defense (73%)
  • the State Border Guard Service (72%)
  • the Security Service (71%)
  • National Police (58%)

Other trusted entities include:

  • volunteer organizations (86%)
  • Ukrainian President (68%)
  • the church (63%)
  • NGOs (63%)
  • local leaders (53%)
  • the National Bank of Ukraine (51%)

The respondents express trust (48%) rather than distrust (43%) in Ukrainian mass media, local councils (43%/41%), and the ombudsman (43%/31%).

Poll: Ukrainians’ trust in Zelenskyy declines to 62%, Zaluzhnyi still high

The most distrusted entities are political parties, with a staggering 76% expressing no trust, followed by:

  • government officials in general (73%)
  • courts and the judiciary in general (72%)
  • the Verkhovna Rada (66%)
  • the Government (63%)
  • the Prosecutor’s Office (62%)
  • commercial banks (58%)
  • the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor’s Office (52%)
  • the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (51%)
  • the National Anti-corruption Bureau (51%)
You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts