Brazilians trust churches, military the most

Brasilia, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Churches and the military are the institutions that Brazilians find most trustworthy, while the government and political parties were the ones that arouse the most distrust, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

The study taken by the MDA firm for the National Transport Confederation says Brazilians’ confidence in churches stands at 43 percent but drops to 19.2 percent for the armed forces.

The press comes in third with 13.2 percent, followed by the judiciary with 10 percent and the police force, which only inspires confidence among 8.9 percent of respondents.

According to MDA, the highest rates of distrust were aimed at the nation’s political institutions.

A mere 2 percent of respondents said they trusted the government, while even worse were the results for Congress at 1.6 percent, and for political parties at 1 percent.

The MDA poll also measured the approval rating for the administration of President Dilma Rousseff, which was low down on the scale at 7.7 percent and with a rejection rating of 70.9 percent.

According to MDA, the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percent and was taken on July 12-16 among 2,002 registered voters in 137 municipalities nationwide.



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