Survey Results: A High Level of Distrust in Political Parties and Government Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Analitika has conducted a research on trust of citizens in government institutions, political parties and other organizations in BiH.

Themes: Governance and Service DeliveryParticipatory Decision MakingTransparency and Open GovernmentInstitutional Communication

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The survey results show that a vast majority of citizens in BiH do not trust in political parties and government institutions at cantonal, entity and state level. At the same time, citizens have somewhat more trust in institutions, organizations and companies that provide basic services and with whom citizens have more direct contact, such as the media, humanitarian relief organizations, police, army, and utilities sector.

When it comes to government, distrust increases in relation to the level of governments. These results are similar to the results of previous research conducted by Analitika, and it shows a continuous distrust in decision-makers and political parties in BiH.  

These are some of the most significant survey results on trust of citizens in government institutions, political parties and other organizations in BiH. The survey was carried out in July 2014, in cooperation with the agency Mareco Index BiH, as a part of the project "Advocacy for Open Government: Supporting the Right to Know in South East Europe", financed by the European Union and Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Key results of the survey in local languages are available HERE.