Podgorica, PR center – According to a CEDEM survey conducted in early August, the rating of registered lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections currently shows that the list “Decisive for Montenegro! DPS-Milo Đukanović “has 35.3 percent of the support of the citizens, the coalition” For the Future of Montenegro “24.7, and” Peace is our nation “16.5. It is followed by the list “Black on White” with 6.6, “We decide consistently – Ivan Brajovic” with 5.3, “Right – Rafet Husovic” with 4.8, “Strong Montenegro” 4.2 percent support, “Albanian List” Genci Nimanbegu – Nick Djelosaj “1.9 percent and” Croatian Reform Party of Montenegro – HRS “0.3.
CEDEM’s Montenegrin political opinion poll was conducted from August 5 to 12 on a sample of 1,037 respondents and includes citizens’ views on current socio-political issues, with a special focus on the upcoming parliamentary elections. You can download the research results here.
The director of CEDEM, Milena Bešić, pointed out that these results are not a forecast of the election result, but that it is a rating of electoral lists based on the attitudes of citizens.
“Citizens’ support in percentages for the electoral list” Decisively for Montenegro! DPS-Milo Đukanović “ranges from 32.4 to 38.2 percent, then” For the Future of Montenegro “from 22.1 to 27.3 percent,” Peace is our nation “from 14.2 to 18.7 percent, “Black and White” from 5.1 to 8.1 percent, “Correct-Rafet Husovic” from 3.5 to 6.1 percent, “We decide consistently – Ivan Brajovic” from 3.9 to 6.7 percent , “Strong Montenegro” from 3.1 to 5.4 percent, “Albanian list Genci Nimanbegu – Nik Djelosaj” from 1.1 to 2.8 percent, and “Croatian Reform Party of Montenegro – HRS” from 0 to 0.7 percent Said Besic.
The survey also showed that 54 percent of citizens support EU membership, 24 percent are against, while 22 percent are undecided. When it comes to supporting NATO membership, the data looks different. “A higher percentage of committed citizens have a negative attitude towards NATO membership. The percentage of citizens who think they support NATO membership is 38 percent, 41 percent are against, while 21 percent of citizens do not have an opinion on this issue, “Besic said.
One in four citizens believes that Montenegro should rely on the EU in foreign policy, one in five on Russia, while 17.2% believe that Montenegro should seek support in the United States.
“Almost half of the citizens think that Montenegro is going the wrong way, while slightly less than a third of the citizens think that Montenegro is going the right way,” said Marko Pejovic, CEDEM’s program manager, adding that there are a number of reasons to this attitude of the citizens, such as existential issues, and there were no significant steps in the socio-political context that would have a positive impact on changing the trend. “
According to the results of the research, the citizens of Montenegro have the most trust in the education system (52%), in second place is the Serbian Orthodox Church (46.4%), while in third place is the health system (43.4%).
“Trust in all institutions is recording the continuation of the negative trend from 2019, which corresponds to the expressed dissatisfaction in which direction Montenegro is moving,” said Pejović.
The politician with the best average grade is Zdravko Krivokapić (2.53), Milo Đukanović (2.45) is in second place, Duško Marković (2.37) is in third place, and Aleksa Bečić (2.34) is in fourth place.
“When it comes to evaluating the work of ministries, the Ministry of Sports and Youth is traditionally in first place (33.7%), followed by the Ministry of Education (32.5%) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (31.2%),” said Pejović. .
Citizens rated the performance of individual members of the Government at the end of the term, where they rated Minister Nikola Janovic 2.52, then Prime Minister Dusko Markovic 2.46 and Minister Damir Sehovic 2.40 on a scale of 1 to 5.
“Over 40 percent do not know or cannot evaluate the offer of the Government to the Serbian Orthodox Church, while 37.1 percent believe that the offer was not sincere. Only 11.2% estimate that the offer should have been accepted “, said Pejović.
Only 11.8% think that the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NCP) works very well, while cumulatively there is a significantly higher number of those who think that the work is mostly and very bad.