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Less than a third of Kyrgyzstanis trust the government

The index of people’s confidence in the government in the first half of the year made up only 27.4 points out of 100. The National Statistical Committee of Kyrgyzstan presented such data.

The population confidence index was estimated in points — from −100 to +100. The higher is the score, the higher is the confidence. The survey was conducted in all regions of the country among 3,600 people aged from 18 to 75. Respondents were asked three questions: «How much do you trust a certain state body?», «How do you assess the level of corruption in it?» and «How do you generally assess its activities?» Compared with the last year, the population confidence index increased by 0.8 points.

It is noted that the residents of Batken region most of all are confident in the state — 48.5 points. And the lowest level of trust in state agencies is in Bishkek (only 15.8 points.)

As for the ministries and departments, the country’s residents trust most of all the State Committee for Information Technologies and Communications (45.8 points), the State Agency for Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports (44.9 points), the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Information (40.8 points) and local state administrations (41.9 points).

Kyrgyz citizens least of all are confident in the Customs Service (7.9 points) and the State Service for Punishment Execution (8.4 points).

The index of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (12.8 points), the Ministry of Health (16.2 points), the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes (18.7 points) and the State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Communal Services (19.1 points) is a little higher.

When analyzing the results of the survey by regions, it turns out that some state bodies have received a negative score. Thus, Bishkek citizens do not trust the Customs Service at all (-11.6 points), the State Service for Punishment Execution (-8.3 points), the Ministry of Internal Affairs (-6.6 points) and the State Tax Service (-5.3 points). The State Service for Punishment Execution (-4.5 points) and the Customs Service (-3.7 points) received negative scores in Issyk-Kul region, and the Customs Service (-9.1 points) — in Talas region.