UNDP launched the 22nd Public Pulse Brief

July 5, 2022


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo launched today the 22nd edition of the Public Pulse Brief.

The April 2022 Public Pulse opinion poll highlights slight changes in people's satisfaction with the performance of key executive, legislative and judicial institutions in Kosovo in comparison to the previous poll conducted in October-November 2021.

Here are some of the main findings:

• Satisfaction with the performance of the Executive was recorded at 47.2%, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the October-November (autumn) 2021 poll when it stood at 47.6%. 
• Satisfaction level with the work of the Prime Minister was recorded at 52.6% (53.2% autumn 2021), while that of the Kosovo Assembly Speaker stood at 54.4% (55.4% in autumn 2021). 
• The level of satisfaction with the President was recorded at 58.4% as compared to 55.2% satisfaction rate recorded in autumn 2021. 
• There was an increase in the satisfaction rate of the Courts and Office of the Chief Prosecutor, with 39.1% and 37.1%, respectively, compared to 33.9% and 34%, respectively, in autumn 2021.  
• The Democratization Index (DI) stands at 1.66 points which is an increase by 0.07 from autumn 2021. 
• The Economic Confidence Index (ECI) stands at 0.98 Points which is a decrease by 0.54 points from autumn 2021.  
• A slightly higher number of respondents were ready to protest for political reasons in April 2022 (37.6%) than in autumn 2021 (35.6%). 
• The opinion poll shows an increase in the sense of safety among respondents, with 80.4% feeling safe when outside, compared to 73.6% in autumn 2021. 
• Top three major problems reported during this survey were unemployment (36.4%), poverty (21.1%) and prices of essential supplies (7.7%). Environment, which was one of the top three problems in autumn 2021 has dropped to eighth place. Healthcare (5.7%) and corruption (5%) were among top five problems identified by respondents
• 22.2% of respondents claimed they perceive large-scale corruption to be present in public and international institutions in Kosovo. This value represents a decrease of 1.2 points from autumn 2021 (23.4%).
• 15.3% of respondents (7.9% in autumn 2021) said they know about their right to live in a clean and healthy environment, 25.5% (24.9% in autumn 2021) claimed average knowledge, and 40.7% (39.7% in autumn 2021) of respondents said they know a little about this topic.
• 17.8% (12.3% in autumn 2021) believed that Kosovo is impacted by climate change and 63.4% (49.7% in autumn 2021) believed it is somewhat impacted by climate change. 
• 62.5% of respondents said that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their economic wellbeing, 48.1% declared it negatively affected their physical health, and 52.6% indicated that it affected their mental health. 

You can find the report in three languages at this link: https://bit.ly/3nHFSEd

The Public Pulse Brief XXII is based on an opinion poll conducted from 6 to 24 April 2022, with 1,306 respondents from all ethnic communities in Kosovo through face-to-face interviews.

Public Pulse project is generously funded by American people through USAID.

For more information, please contact:
Burbuqe Dobranja, UNDP Communications Associate 
Phone: (038) 249 066 ext. 410;   mobile: 049 720 800      e-mail: burbuqe.dobranja@undp.org

Danijela Mitić, Communications Associate UNDP 
Phone: (038) 249 066 ext. 412;    mobile: 049 720 824     e-mail: danijela.mitic@undp.org

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