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Sudraba enjoys greatest public trust; Aboltina least-trusted public official

Inguna Sudraba. Photo: Kaspars Krafts/F64.
 RIGA, Nov 29 - Auditor General Inguna Sudraba and State Police Chief Ints Kuzis enjoy the greatest public trust of all state officials in Latvia, according to a public opinion survey carried out by "TNS Latvia".
29 percent of respondents said they fully trusted in Sudraba, and 42 percent said they rather trusted Sudraba than not. On the other hand, 11 percent said they had little trust in Sudraba, and 9 percent said they did not trust in Sudraba at all. 1 percent said they did not know who Sudraba was. Sudraba's average public trust level is 3 points.
The State Police's chief enjoys the complete trust of 6 percent of respondents, and another 44 percent said they rather trusted Kuzis than not. 29 percent said they did not trust in Kuzis. Therefore, the average public trust in Kuzis is at 2.6 points. He is followed by Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeijers with 2.4 points.
The average public trust in President Andris Berzins is 2.3 points, and Supreme Court Chairman Ivars Bickovics also has 2.3 points. The average public trust in Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) is 2.2 points, whereas Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina's (Unity) rating is 1.9 points.
The highest mark of 4 points denotes residents' complete trust in a given official, whereas the mark of 1 means complete distrust.
The survey was carried out November 20 to November 22; a total of 650 economically active residents aged 18 to 55 were interviewed.

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