In Montenegro, the trust of citizens in the Government and other institutions has significantly decreased, and the majority of citizens believe that politicians should not talk about identity issues, but should deal with the life issues of citizens.
This was shown by the second annual survey “Political Public Opinion of Montenegro” of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), which was conducted from November 26 to December 8 on a sample of 1,004 respondents.
The director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), Milena Besic, said that a larger number of citizens who think that Montenegro is going the wrong way, 42.5 percent, compared to the number of those who think that Montenegro is going the right way 32 , 5 percent, while, as she stated, 25 percent of them gave the answer that they could not estimate.
“Compared to the previous research, the number of citizens who think that Montenegro is on the right path has significantly decreased, and the number of citizens who think that Montenegro is on the wrong path has increased,” Besic said at the PR Center.
She said that the research showed that a larger number of citizens are dissatisfied with the work of the Government, compared to those who are satisfied.
“The survey showed that 27.7 percent of citizens are very dissatisfied, 22.8 percent are mostly satisfied, 21.3 percent have no opinion, 19.9 percent are mostly dissatisfied, and 8.2 percent are very satisfied,” Besic said. .
According to her, compared to the previous survey from March, the number of citizens who are satisfied with the work of the Government has decreased.
“The reason for that could be the permanent crisis in the relations between the authorities and the opposition, and this is supported by the division of society on various issues, as well as current events such as the removal of the Church from Rumija, the Podgorica Assembly, the arrest of MP Medojevic …” “, Besic pointed out.
She said that the research showed that the citizens of Montenegro have the most trust in the education system, 55.5 percent, the Serbian Orthodox Church 50.5 percent and the health system 48.8 percent.
“The ombudsman is in fourth place, the police in fifth place, the European Union Delegation in Montenegro in sixth, the judiciary in seventh, the United Nations in Montenegro in eighth, NGOs in ninth and the president of Montenegro in tenth,” Besic said.
As she said, the trust of citizens in all institutions is in a negative trend, explaining that the trust of citizens in political institutions has decreased by about ten percent.
She said that they asked the citizens to rate politicians on a scale of one to five, and the highest score, as she stated, was given to Milo Đukanović with a score of 2.73, Aleksa Bečić with 2.51, Damir Šehović with 2.39.
“Dusko Markovic is in fourth place, Ivan Brajovic in fifth, Dritan Abazovic in sixth, Vladimir Jokovic in seventh, Draginja Vuksanovic in eighth, Miodrag Lekic in ninth and Nebojsa Medojevic in tenth,” Besic said.
She said that the research showed that the best rated ministries were the Ministry of Sports with 40.9 percent, the Ministry of Education with 38.6 percent and the Ministry of Health with 35.7 percent.
“Followed by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Administration …” , stated Bešić.
Speaking about the rating of the parties, Besic said that the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) enjoys the greatest support with 41.5 percent, the Democrats with 20.7 percent and the Democratic Front (DF) with 10.1 percent.
It is followed by the Socialist People’s Party with 6.8 percent, the Social Democrats with four percent, the Social Democratic Party with 3.5 percent, the Bosniak Party (BS) with 3.2 percent, the Civic Movement URA with 2.8 percent, Demos with 2.6 percent “Albanian Alternative (AA) with 2.3 percent and Prava Crna Gora with 1.1 percent,” Besic specified.
She explained that, in relation to the results of the last research, DPS, DF and URA are in decline, Democrats are at the same level, and that the growth is recorded by the Social Democrats, SNP, BS and AA.
Besic said that the research showed that the citizens of Montenegro generally do not have high expectations from the work of the Committee for the Reform of Electoral Legislation.
“40 percent of them do not expect the Committee to change anything, 21.4 percent expect the Committee to successfully improve the election legislation, while 38.6 percent do not have a position on that issue,” Besic said.
She said that the research showed that citizens generally do not have a position on the boycott of the work of the Committee by Democrats and URA, 53.9 percent of them, 27.2 percent believe that Democrats and URA should participate in the work of the Committee, while 18 8% think that the decision to boycott the Board is a good one.
When asked what is the attitude of the citizens about the Podgorica Assembly, 30 percent of them think that it was a big and positive event for Montenegro, which then decided to join Serbia, 32 percent of them think that it is a bad and tragic event that Montenegro “Gora has lost its independence, while 38 percent of them have no position on that issue,” Besic said.
“51.4 percent of citizens believe that politicians should deal with life issues, 26.6 percent do not have a definite opinion, and 22 percent think that talking about these topics is justified,” Besic said.
She said that when asked whether Montenegro should be a member of the European Union, 63 percent of citizens said they should, 19 percent should not, while 18 percent have no position on the issue.
She said that interest in NATO has decreased, explaining that the society is still very divided on that issue.
“40 percent of citizens support NATO, 42 percent do not, and 18 percent have no position on that issue,” Besic specified.
When asked when Montenegro should rely on in its foreign policy, Besic said that the majority of citizens believe that it should rely on the EU, 29.2 percent of them.
“16.3 percent think that they should rely on America, and the same percentage think that they should rely on Russia,” Besic said.
She explained that the level of reliance on the EU, the United States and Russia has decreased compared to March, as well as that there has been a significant increase in the number of those who do not have a position on this issue.