A survey carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to explore public perception of Kosovo’s key problems shows that a mere 6.7 percent of Kosovo Serbs are willing to protest for political reasons.
The public pulse poll suggests that the opinion of the Serb community in Kosovo differs from the views of other communities to a greater or lesser degree.
“It is reflected in the readiness of citizens to protest for political reasons – a mere 6.7 percent of Serbia responded positively when asked if they are ready to join public political protests for political reasons, and as many said they believed their vote might impact change. At the same time, only 8.1 percent of Serbs are satisfied with Kosovo’s political direction, while 46.1 percent said they felt safe – nearly four percent fewer compared to the last report,” the UNDP brief was quoted by the KosSev portal on July 6.
According to the survey, “the most pressing issues” for the Serbs in Kosovo are unemployment, the price of communal services and power supply.
The part of the survey related to a degree of satisfaction/dissatisfaction with Kosovo’s political course shows that most of the disgruntled are among Kosovo Albanians (43.2 percent), followed by other communities in Kosovo (34.5 percent) and the Serbs (33.8 percent).