Politicians have been named the least trusted officials in Uganda according to a Twaweza, Sauti za Wanachi research.
Most people believe their government does not act according to their wishes, the survey shows. The second least trusted set of professionals in Uganda are journalists.
According to the research, Ugandans would rather receive their information from religious leaders, people they know although radio is still the most used media followed by television, newspapers and lastly social media.
Lack of confidence in governments is highest in the among the opposition politicians, where 75% say the information provided both verbally and through social media is distorted.
Instead, 45% Ugandans singled out Local Council leaders, 34% would rather trust the President as the only leaders whose word they are likely to trust. Members of Parliament rank the lowest on the list.
Worldwide, politicians represent the least trusted occupation in the survey, scoring only 13%. Religious leaders are the most trusted (33%), followed by military/police leaders (26%), journalists (26%) and business leaders (19%) according to an international poll commissioned by the BBC World Service.