More than half of people in Serbia, or 53 percent of them, fear that a war might erupt in Kosovo, while 31 are not afraid of such a scenario. 16 percent have no opinion on the issue.
This are the results of a survey conducted by Stata Agency from October 7 to 10 on a sample of 1,546 respondents.
Stata chief researcher Jovanka Vukmirović stated that 42 percent of respondents follow the events in Kosovo, 44 percent partially follow, and 14 percent do not follow at all. 29 percent of respondents think that the Serbian authorities knew in advance about the Banjska attack, 40 percent think they were probably familiar with it, 29 that they were not familiar and 2 percent have no opinion.
44 percent of survey participants believe that Serbia will regain Kosovo when the geopolitical situation in the world changes, 40 percent of them think that it is a lost cause, 15 percent think that it can become Serbian again quite soon and 1 percent has no opinion about the issue.
More than half of the respondents, 56 percent of them, are worried about the threats of sanctions and the introduction of visas for Serbian citizens, while 31 percent are not. 13 percent have no opinion about the matter.
When asked whether they have confidence that the Government and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, can preserve security, peace and stability in the country in the coming period, 46 percent of respondents answered in the negative, which is 1 percent more than in July.
74 percent of the survey participants cited rising prices as the biggest problem in Serbia, as opposed to 5 percent in the 2011 survey.
60 percent of respondents cited crime and corruption as the biggest problem in the country compared to 17 percent in the 2011 survey. Violence is cited as the biggest problem today by half of the respondents, while in 2011, only 5 percent cited violence.
When evaluating institutions, survey respondents the church the best (41 percent of them), which is a decrease compared to 2011, when 52 percent of respondents rated it as positive, followed by the army and the president, who got 35 and 30 percent, respectively (in 2011, the president was rated positively by only 20 percent of respondents).
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