United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo launched today the 21st edition of the Public Pulse Brief in a virtual presentation of main findings.
Here are some of the main findings from more than 1,300 respondents:
· Although findings show a slight decrease in satisfaction levels across all Kosovo institutions, in general, they remain higher than average over the past years.
· Satisfaction with the work of the President of Kosovo is recorded at 55.2%.
· Satisfaction with the work of the Prime Minister was recorded at 53.2%.
· Satisfaction with the Executive cabinet stood at 47.6%.
· The level of satisfaction with the Assembly Speaker was at 55.4%, while satisfaction with the work of the Kosovo Assembly was at 50.3%.
· There was an increase in the satisfaction rate of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, with 34% satisfaction rate.
· Satisfaction with political direction of Kosovo has increased by 6 percentage points reaching 30.7% of satisfaction rate and the highest level of satisfaction recorded by Public Pulse.
· Economic confidence Index has passed the satisfaction threshold for the first time, reaching 1.52 points, which suggests that more than half of the people of Kosovo are optimistic about Kosovo’s economic prospect.
· Top three major issues for Kosovo reported during this survey were unemployment (26.7%), poverty (24.3%) and environment (10.1%). This is the first time environment is identified as one of the three major problems in Kosovo.
· Urban space problems and prices of essential supplies are among 5 top issues facing people of Kosovo.
· A total of 77.6% of respondents would vote for a specific political party, or a coalition, if central elections were to take place in the near future.
· 51% of respondents declared that COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their economic wellbeing. A total of 43.9% declared it negatively affected their physical health, and 50.7% indicated that it affected their mental health.
· Findings show a slight decrease in the sense of safety among respondents, with 73.6% feeling safe when outside. Gender-disaggregated data show that the feeling of safety is lower among women (71.5%) than men (75.4%).
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Public Pulse, the successor of the Early Warning System Reports, which provides Kosovo stakeholders with timely data on institutional and socio-economic stability while serving as an analytical tool for development efforts. UNDP in Kosovo is grateful to the American people who have been funding the project through USAID since the beginning.
The Public Pulse Brief 21 is based on an opinion poll conducted from 20 October to 4 November 2021, with 1,306 respondents from all ethnic communities in Kosovo. Data and indicators from the opinion poll are disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to provide detailed information on differences in perceptions on development problems faced by the people of Kosovo. The sample included 896 Kosovo Albanians, 210 Kosovo Serbs, and 200 members of other Kosovo communities (Ashkali, Bosniaks, Egyptians, Gorani, Roma, and Turks). The survey was based on a multi-staged random probability sampling and was conducted through face-to-face interviews.
For more information, please contact:
Burbuqe Dobranja, UNDP Communications Associate
Phone: (038) 249 066 ext. 410; mobile: 049 720 800 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danijela Mitić, Communications Associate UNDP
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