Trust in police and army highest in 15 years
Czechs trust in the army and police is the highest in 15 years, according to the results of a January survey conducted by the STEM polling agency. Seventy-four percent of respondents confirmed trust in the army and 61 percent said the trusted the police force. The only time that trust in these institutions was higher was in 2002 when the police and army actively helped to deal with devastating floods, saving lives and helping with clean-up work. It took the army and police years to build up public trust after the fall of communism. In the 1990s their trust rating was deeply under 50 percent.