Trust in Institutions
A lack of public trust in any institution emerges from the survey, in which respondents were asked to indicate their level of trust in the church, the Greek government, local government, political parties, the judiciary and the media.
Political parties and the media are in the worst position, with a total of 77.5% and 67.5% of the sample respectively expressing little or no trust in them. Next comes the Greek government, for which a total of 63% of respondents say they do not trust it (“not at all”: 40%, “only a little”: 23%). This is followed by the church, with an overall distrust rate of 62.5%, and local government, for which 59.5% of the sample say they have “only a little” trust or “not at all”.
The corresponding overall level of distrust towards the judiciary is 48%, while 31% say they trust it “fairly much” and 16% “very much” or “completely”.