Both the army and police received a 67 percent trust rating — the current share of those who trust the police is the highest for the entire monitoring period since 1994. The judiciary also improves its position with a 58 percent trust rating.
Trust in the media is, however, significantly lower, with only 48 percent of Czechs saying they trust information broadcast on the radio, while the press received 38 percent, and television 40 percent. The Internet received a 39 percent trust rating score.
“According to development over the past two years, trust in the media is strongly influenced by current affairs in society, and therefore these fluctuations are taking place, but they are not long-lasting,” the statisticians say and add that the current decline may be linked to the migration crisis.
Also trust in NGOs has been significantly declining since 2015, which may also be linked to the migration crisis. At the moment, the proportion of Czechs trusting NGOs is 37 percent, not trusting 53 percent.
The country’s churches are at the bottom of the ladder with a 25 percent trust rating.