Trust and satisfaction with Institutions in Cyprus | CYMAR

26
May.
2017
17:27

 

President of the Republic

Even though only a quarter of Cypriots express trust towards the President, the overall level of trust towards Mr. Anastasiades has been steadily increasing over time.

The President's approval rating is also fairly limited. Some 30% of Cypriots are neutral towards the President's performance, whereas close to about half (48%) are dissatisfied. Nevertheless, over time the President's approval rating also appears to be increasing.
 
 

 
 

Parliament

Only 12% of the general public trusts the Parliament. More than half (55%) express distrust towards their elected representatives. Nevertheless, trust levels appear to be marginally improving from wave to wave.

Two thirds of Cypriots express their dissatisfaction with the performance of the Parliament. Only one out of ten Cypriots is satisfied with how the Parliament performs.
 

 
 

Government

Trust in the Cypriot Government remains at very low levels, but is improving over time. Nevertheless, more than half of Cypriots (54%) express distrust towards the Government. The incidence of expressing trust towards the Government of the Republic is limited to 16%.

Levels of satisfaction with the performance of the Government are also showing improvement over time, but remain quite low. One out of two Cypriots is dissatisfied with the performance of the Government, while the majority of those remaining are more on the neutral (31%) rather than the satisfied (15%) side.
 

 

Financial Institutions

Trust towards financial institutions remains at very low levels, but is showing continuous improvement over time. Even though most Cypriots remain distrustful of financial institutions (57%), the incidence of expressing trust (13%) has been climbing over time.

Satisfaction levels with the performance of financial institutions are also showing improvement over time, but remain fairly low.
 

 
 

Justice System

Almost three out of ten Cypriots (28%) express trust towards the Judicial system of the country. A majority of 42%, however, remains distrustful of the Justice System in Cyprus.

Satisfaction with the performance of the Justice System in Cyprus is showing improvement over time, but remains at relatively low levels.   
 
 

Police

Over time, and compared to other institutions in Cyprus, the Cyprus Police has always enjoyed enjoys higher levels of trust. Along with the Church of Cyprus, the Police is the only other institution examined for which the incidence of expressing trust (31%) approaches the incidence of expressing distrust (34%).

Some 27% of Cypriots are satisfied with the work the Police conducts. The incidence of expressing dissatisfaction, however, is higher and reaches 36%.

 
 

Mass Media

The level of trust towards Mass Media in Cyprus is limited. Half of the population (49%) does not trust the media outlets, while a further 33% is neutral towards them. Only 17% express their trust in local media.

The level of satisfaction with the performance of the media does not show significant variations over time.
 
 
 

Church

One out of three Cypriots trusts the Church of Cyprus. Still, some 40% express distrust. Still, over time the Church enjoys an increase in the trust placed in it, as well as the higher incidence of trust amongst all institutions examined.
  
 
 

Political Parties

Trust towards the political parties in Cyprus remains very limited. Only 7% expresses trust towards political parties. Most Cypriots tend to distrust them (77%).
 
 
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