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According to the VCIOM survey, the results of which the Kommersant daily reported, the trust of Russian citizens to representatives of various professions, particularly clergymen, went down for the last two years.
53% of respondents do not trust politicians, the VCIOM survey showed. In 2010 four percent lower of respondents chose this option. Some 52% of pollsters do not trust policemen. Russian citizens have the similar attitude to businessmen, if in 2010 46% of respondents stated about their mistrust to them, now this figure reached 50% (21% of respondents believe in them).
But the trust to the church has changed much more drastically. Now 25% of respondents do not believe “absolutely” or “sooner” do not believe in clergymen (against 14% two years ago). Respectively, only a half of respondents trust them (65% of Russian pollsters trusted them in 2010).
Scientists, teachers and servicemen are still leading in the confidence rating, though their ratings had dropped sharply for the last two years.
VCIOM Director General Valery Fedorov links a serious fall in the confidence of Russian citizens to the church “with the general information background”, namely the Pussy Riot affair and other scandals, which are related with the church and the patriarch, moreover, the Russian Orthodox Church came under criticism after the enactment of the law on the return of property to the church, he said.