LESS THAN 2/3 OF MOLDOVANS KNOW THAT THEIR RIGHTS AND DUTIES ARE WRITTEN IN CONSTITUTION – OPINION POLL
Only 65% of Moldovan citizens know that their rights and duties are provided in the Constitution and that it is the country’s Main Law. This is one of conclusions, made by experts of the CBS-AXA Institute, who presented the results of opinion poll “Civil Literacy in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus” on Thursday.
Political Scientist Sorin Mereacre said that in Ukraine and Belarus, respectively, 83% and 88% of people know what Constitution is and which rights and duties are written in it.
Answering to the question “Who is power subject in your country?”, 34% adults said “people”, while 39% maintain that it is citizens of the republic of all nationalities.
30% of Moldovans said that President has full authority, 19% – that country’s president represents executive power. Only 40% of Moldovan citizens know firmly that the Parliament is legislative power. At the same time, each fourth respondent is sure that the Parliament is executive power.
Expert Vasile Cantarji stressed that the importance of the research is that it was for the first time conducted in three countries at the same time. In Moldova, the opinion poll was carried out among 410 adult Moldovans in June through September 2016. In Belarus, the number of respondents was 1 thousand, while in Ukraine – 2 thousand. The research was financed by the Foreign Ministry of Denmark and the Government of Sweden.