For the first time since the 2001 conflict, the general political situation/political crisis is the most serious problem for citizens of Macedonia. It is followed by unemployment, poverty, economic crisis and the platform signed by the leaders of the ethnic Albanian parties shows the poll that was carried out by the American National Democratic Institute (NDI) with a financial backing by the USAID.

Almost two-thirds of the respondents i.e. 65 % believe the country is moving in the wrong direction, while only 44% of the citizens think that the biggest problem is the political situation i.e. the political crisis and only 8% think that the country is moving in the right direction. Almost 60% believe a majority of MPs can form a government and half of the citizens of Macedonia (51%) believe that SDSM and its coalition partners have the authority to lead the government. However, only 40% think that formation of a government by a majority of MPs is legitimate without President Ivanov granting the mandate.

The President of Macedonia is the most trusted institution among ethnic Macedonians, while it is the least trusted institution among ethnic Albanians. The Special Prosecution Office (SPO) is the most trusted institution among ethnic Albanians and the second most trusted institution among ethnic Macedonians. Almost 60% of citizens think that the mandate of the SPO to prosecute any wrongdoings stemming from the wiretapped conversations should be extended. The Courts and the Public Prosecution are the least trusted institutions in Macedonia.