More than half of Serbia’s citizens are worried that mass shootings, which occurred on May 3 and 4, could repeat, while around 43 percent fear from an armed conflict in Kosovo, shows a survey conducted by public opinion research agency Stata.
Stata researcher Jovanka Vukmirovic said that 48 percent of the respondents were concerned about “bullies in the neighborhood who are above the law,” 39 percent about peer violence, while 29 percent fear from becoming random victims of clashes between criminal gangs.
Price hikes are cited as the biggest problem in Serbia by 72 percent of the polled, and low salaries by 48 percent. As many as 45 percent of the respondents see corruption and crime as the biggest problem, which, according to Vukmirovic, was cited by between 14 and 17 percent of the respondents in surveys conducted from 2004 to 2008.
“If we combine the figures, we can see that 84 percent of the surveyed see high prices and low incomes as the main problem,” Vukmirovic noted.
Asked about their support to Serbia Against Violence protests, 44 percent responded affirmatively, 39 percent negatively, while 17 percent of the respondents had no opinion.
Asked whether Serbia was heading into the right direction, 46 percent said yes and the same percentage said no. A total of 48 percent of the polled believe that regime change is necessary, while 36 percent think that Aleksandar Vucic and the Serbian Progressive Party should remain in power.