Trust in others, legal system and politics; European comparison

Trust in others, legal system and politics; European comparison

Personal characteristics Countries Periods Evaluation of trust in Other people (score) Evaluation of trust in Legal system (score) Evaluation of trust in Police (score) Evaluation of trust in Politicians (score) Evaluation of trust in Parliament (score) Evaluation of trust in Political parties (score) Evaluation of trust in European Parliament (score) Evaluation of trust in United Nations (score) Percentage of people with trust in Other people (%) Percentage of people with trust in Legal system (%) Percentage of people with trust in Police (%) Percentage of people with trust in Politicians (%) Percentage of people with trust in Parliament (%) Percentage of people with trust in Political parties (%) Percentage of people with trust in European Parliament (%) Percentage of people with trust in United Nations (%)
Total Belgium 2002 4.8 4.4 5.6 4.3 5.0 . 4.9 5.1 40 36 57 31 43 . 42 48
Total Belgium 2004 4.8 4.8 5.8 4.2 4.7 4.3 5.0 5.1 40 42 59 30 37 31 42 46
Total Belgium 2006 5.0 4.9 5.9 4.4 5.0 4.4 5.1 5.3 42 43 63 30 42 32 47 50
Total Belgium 2008 5.1 4.9 6.0 4.0 4.6 4.0 5.1 5.3 46 43 63 26 34 24 46 51
Total Belgium 2010 5.0 4.9 6.0 3.9 4.5 3.9 5.0 5.3 43 43 64 24 34 23 45 48
Total Belgium 2012 5.1 4.9 6.1 4.3 5.0 4.2 5.1 5.5 46 44 66 31 44 30 47 53
Total Belgium 2014 5.0 5.0 6.0 4.1 4.8 4.1 4.8 5.2 43 47 66 29 43 28 42 47
Total Belgium 2016 5.2 5.3 6.4 4.1 4.8 4.0 4.6 5.3 48 52 73 28 42 27 39 50
Total Belgium 2018* 5.2 5.3 6.5 4.3 4.8 4.3 4.9 5.3 45 53 76 30 39 29 42 50
Total Bulgaria 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Bulgaria 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Bulgaria 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Bulgaria 2008 3.5 2.3 3.3 1.6 1.9 1.7 4.6 4.8 19 11 20 5 7 5 36 38
Total Bulgaria 2010 3.5 2.5 3.9 2.0 2.4 2.0 4.8 4.9 20 11 25 7 9 6 40 40
Total Bulgaria 2012 3.4 2.3 3.6 1.8 2.1 1.8 4.3 4.6 18 10 23 4 7 4 32 39
Total Bulgaria 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Bulgaria 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Bulgaria 2018* 3.5 3.0 3.8 2.1 2.5 2.2 3.3 3.3 18 14 24 6 8 7 21 21
Total Cyprus 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Cyprus 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Cyprus 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Cyprus 2008 4.5 6.4 5.9 4.5 5.6 4.4 6.0 4.8 34 64 57 33 51 29 60 37
Total Cyprus 2010 3.8 5.6 5.5 3.6 4.6 3.5 5.0 4.4 23 53 51 19 33 18 43 32
Total Cyprus 2012 3.6 4.7 4.9 2.5 3.4 2.4 4.3 3.7 21 40 44 9 18 9 32 27
Total Cyprus 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Cyprus 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Cyprus 2018* 3.7 4.4 5.3 2.7 3.6 2.7 4.7 4.7 23 31 50 10 18 10 35 37
Total Denmark 2002 7.0 7.1 7.9 5.5 6.2 . 4.8 6.5 75 77 90 51 62 . 40 70
Total Denmark 2004 6.8 7.2 7.9 5.6 6.3 5.6 4.8 6.6 72 78 90 52 64 52 38 71
Total Denmark 2006 7.0 7.5 7.8 5.6 6.4 4.8 4.8 5.4 77 83 89 55 67 54 41 70
Total Denmark 2008 6.9 7.3 7.6 5.6 6.5 5.7 5.0 6.5 75 80 86 53 68 55 42 70
Total Denmark 2010 6.8 7.4 7.7 5.0 5.8 5.2 5.0 6.2 76 82 88 42 56 43 40 65
Total Denmark 2012 7.0 7.7 8.0 5.2 6.1 5.3 5.2 6.6 78 86 90 47 63 48 45 72
Total Denmark 2014 6.9 7.4 7.7 4.9 5.9 5.1 4.8 6.3 76 83 87 43 60 46 40 66
Total Denmark 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Denmark 2018* 7.1 7.7 8.0 5.2 6.2 5.3 5.2 6.5 80 86 91 48 64 49 48 70
Total Germany 2002 4.7 5.7 6.7 3.5 4.5 . 4.5 5.2 34 55 73 16 32 . 31 45
Total Germany 2004 4.8 5.5 6.5 3.2 4.2 3.2 4.2 4.9 38 53 69 14 29 12 28 41
Total Germany 2006 4.8 5.6 6.6 3.3 4.2 3.3 4.1 4.7 38 54 72 16 28 15 25 38
Total Germany 2008 4.9 5.8 6.8 3.5 4.7 3.5 4.3 5.0 41 56 74 16 34 14 28 40
Total Germany 2010 4.7 5.7 6.9 3.4 4.3 3.4 4.0 4.7 35 54 74 15 29 14 24 36
Total Germany 2012 5.0 6.0 6.9 3.8 4.9 3.8 4.4 5.1 41 60 77 20 39 18 32 42
Total Germany 2014 5.2 5.9 6.8 3.9 5.1 3.9 4.1 4.7 44 58 75 24 45 24 29 38
Total Germany 2016 5.4 6.2 7.1 4.2 5.3 4.2 4.4 4.9 49 64 79 28 49 27 32 40
Total Germany 2018* 5.4 6.1 7.1 4.0 5.1 4.0 4.6 4.9 50 62 79 25 45 24 36 40
Total Estonia 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Estonia 2004 5.2 4.9 5.7 3.3 4.2 3.1 4.9 5.5 43 40 54 13 25 10 39 51
Total Estonia 2006 5.3 5.1 5.5 3.5 4.6 5.7 5.0 6.5 44 42 51 16 32 16 46 50
Total Estonia 2008 3.5 2.3 3.3 1.6 1.9 1.7 4.6 4.8 47 39 61 15 24 13 39 46
Total Estonia 2010 5.7 5.2 6.2 3.6 4.2 3.4 5.2 5.5 51 46 63 19 29 16 44 48
Total Estonia 2012 5.5 4.9 5.9 3.3 3.9 3.2 4.7 5.2 48 42 58 16 26 14 36 44
Total Estonia 2014 5.6 5.2 6.1 3.5 4.4 3.4 4.4 4.7 49 45 61 16 31 15 32 38
Total Estonia 2016 5.0 3.9 6.6 2.4 3.9 2.4 4.2 4.7 53 55 73 19 33 17 33 43
Total Estonia 2018* 5.6 5.9 7.0 3.9 4.9 3.7 4.6 4.9 51 59 76 21 40 18 36 42
Total Finland 2002 6.5 6.8 8.0 4.8 5.8 . 4.9 6.5 71 74 90 41 59 . 41 71
Total Finland 2004 6.5 6.9 8.0 4.9 6.0 5.0 5.0 6.6 72 76 92 42 64 44 43 74
Total Finland 2006 6.6 7.0 8.0 4.9 6.0 3.5 5.3 5.6 73 78 92 45 64 45 43 71
Total Finland 2008 6.4 7.1 8.0 4.9 6.0 5.0 5.2 6.7 70 81 91 42 63 44 47 76
Total Finland 2010 6.5 6.9 8.0 4.4 5.4 4.5 5.1 6.6 72 79 93 34 51 36 46 74
Total Finland 2012 6.6 7.0 8.1 4.8 5.9 4.9 5.0 6.5 74 79 93 41 61 41 44 73
Total Finland 2014 6.7 6.8 7.9 4.6 5.6 4.7 4.7 6.2 76 75 90 38 55 39 39 66
Total Finland 2016 6.8 7.2 8.2 4.7 5.7 4.8 5.2 6.4 77 82 93 42 59 43 49 70
Total Finland 2018* 6.9 7.2 8.1 4.9 5.9 5.0 5.4 6.5 82 82 92 45 63 47 53 74
Total France 2002 4.5 4.8 5.9 3.7 4.5 . 4.4 4.6 28 39 59 18 29 . 28 35
Total France 2004 4.5 4.8 5.8 3.5 4.3 3.4 4.3 4.7 29 36 56 16 26 13 28 35
Total France 2006 4.5 4.9 5.7 3.3 4.3 3.5 5.0 5.1 29 41 56 12 27 12 30 46
Total France 2008 4.5 5.1 5.8 3.5 4.5 3.4 4.6 5.3 29 45 56 16 31 13 34 47
Total France 2010 4.3 4.9 5.6 3.2 4.1 3.1 4.3 5.0 27 40 54 13 24 10 28 40
Total France 2012 4.4 5.0 5.9 3.2 4.1 3.1 4.1 5.2 29 44 62 13 26 12 27 48
Total France 2014 4.6 5.2 6.1 2.7 3.9 2.7 3.9 5.0 33 47 65 9 26 9 25 45
Total France 2016 4.6 5.0 6.4 2.9 4.1 2.8 3.7 4.9 30 43 70 10 26 9 22 40
Total France 2018* 4.7 5.3 6.5 3.5 4.2 3.1 4.0 5.0 31 50 72 17 29 11 27 44
Total Greece 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2010 4.0 3.8 4.6 1.4 2.0 1.4 2.6 2.6 26 28 39 3 7 3 12 13
Total Greece 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Greece 2018*
Total Hungary 2002 4.1 5.1 4.9 3.9 5.0 . 5.7 6.0 23 40 39 20 38 . 50 55
Total Hungary 2004 4.1 4.4 5.2 2.7 3.6 2.7 5.2 5.7 25 32 43 8 19 8 47 53
Total Hungary 2006 4.3 4.3 5.1 2.5 3.4 5.0 5.0 6.5 30 31 44 9 17 8 40 47
Total Hungary 2008 4.1 3.7 4.3 1.9 2.6 2.0 4.0 4.5 25 23 30 5 10 6 27 35
Total Hungary 2010 4.5 4.6 5.1 3.1 4.2 3.1 4.7 5.1 32 36 44 15 29 14 37 45
Total Hungary 2012 4.8 4.7 5.3 3.3 3.9 3.2 4.2 4.9 42 38 46 20 26 18 28 38
Total Hungary 2014 4.2 4.6 5.3 2.9 3.9 3.0 4.8 5.4 30 38 47 17 26 16 41 49
Total Hungary 2016 4.5 5.4 6.4 3.7 4.5 3.6 4.4 5.0 34 51 67 26 36 21 34 42
Total Hungary 2018* 4.8 5.6 6.4 4.0 4.6 3.9 5.1 5.7 43 53 66 28 39 26 46 56
Total Ireland 2002 5.5 5.1 6.5 3.7 4.4 . 5.1 5.7 51 44 69 21 32 . 44 54
Total Ireland 2004 5.8 5.2 6.6 3.9 4.7 4.0 5.4 5.8 57 45 69 23 36 23 48 56
Total Ireland 2006 5.4 5.0 6.1 3.8 4.8 3.2 4.4 5.1 48 42 62 23 38 23 46 55
Total Ireland 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ireland 2010 5.3 5.1 6.5 3.1 3.7 3.1 4.1 5.3 47 44 68 13 21 11 26 46
Total Ireland 2012 5.2 5.2 6.6 3.1 3.6 3.0 4.4 5.5 48 46 73 15 21 13 33 51
Total Ireland 2014 5.2 5.3 6.3 3.3 3.8 3.3 4.6 5.4 48 48 66 17 24 16 37 51
Total Ireland 2016 5.6 5.5 6.2 3.7 4.5 3.7 4.9 5.7 55 54 67 24 34 22 42 57
Total Ireland 2018* 5.5 5.3 6.3 3.9 4.6 3.9 5.0 5.6 52 50 66 27 40 26 46 57
Total Iceland 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2012 6.0 5.8 7.8 3.9 4.2 3.5 4.2 6.3 59 60 90 23 31 18 33 68
Total Iceland 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Iceland 2016 6.4 6.0 7.8 4.4 5.1 4.2 5.2 6.6 68 65 91 34 48 30 47 73
Total Iceland 2018* 6.6 6.1 7.6 4.5 5.2 4.3 5.7 6.8 71 68 87 35 51 32 59 77
Total Israel 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Israel 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Israel 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Israel 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Israel 2010 5.1 5.3 4.8 2.9 3.7 3.0 3.4 3.4 42 51 39 14 23 13 19 23
Total Israel 2012 5.3 5.6 5.1 3.1 4.1 3.1 4.0 3.6 45 56 47 18 32 18 30 26
Total Israel 2014 5.2 5.5 4.8 3.0 4.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 43 55 42 15 31 16 21 20
Total Israel 2016 5.5 5.4 5.2 3.1 4.1 3.1 3.3 2.8 50 54 49 16 30 17 22 19
Total Israel 2018*
Total Italy 2002
Total Italy 2004
Total Italy 2006
Total Italy 2008
Total Italy 2010
Total Italy 2012 4.8 4.5 6.1 2.0 3.2 2.0 4.3 5.2 43 38 65 7 18 6 36 52
Total Italy 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Italy 2016 4.6 4.6 6.1 2.3 3.2 2.3 4.0 4.5 37 40 67 11 21 9 33 40
Total Italy 2018* 4.8 5.4 6.7 3.0 4.3 2.9 4.3 4.9 42 53 76 16 34 14 36 45
Total Kosovo 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2012 3.7 3.2 5.6 2.1 3.1 2.3 5.3 6.1 22 19 49 11 19 12 48 59
Total Kosovo 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Kosovo 2018*
Total Croatia 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2010 4.6 3.2 4.4 1.6 2.3 1.8 3.3 3.9 35 17 32 4 8 4 15 25
Total Croatia 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Croatia 2018* 4.1 2.5 5.3 1.7 2.2 1.9 3.8 4.3 25 10 47 4 9 4 24 31
Total Latvia 2002
Total Latvia 2004
Total Latvia 2006
Total Latvia 2008
Total Latvia 2010
Total Latvia 2012
Total Latvia 2014
Total Latvia 2016
Total Latvia 2018* 4.4 4.4 5.7 2.7 3.4 2.6 4.4 4.8 29 31 53 9 17 8 35 41
Total Lithuania 2002
Total Lithuania 2004
Total Lithuania 2006
Total Lithuania 2008
Total Lithuania 2010
Total Lithuania 2012 5.2 4.0 5.5 2.9 3.1 2.8 4.7 5.0 49 27 53 12 16 12 41 46
Total Lithuania 2014 4.9 4.5 5.7 3.1 3.3 3.0 5.2 5.6 42 36 55 15 19 15 49 53
Total Lithuania 2016 5.2 5.0 6.1 3.5 3.9 3.2 5.6 5.8 51 43 62 20 25 18 52 55
Total Lithuania 2018* 4.7 4.6 6.2 3.2 3.4 2.9 5.1 5.3 35 37 62 16 21 15 44 46
Total Montenegro 2002
Total Montenegro 2004
Total Montenegro 2006
Total Montenegro 2008
Total Montenegro 2010
Total Montenegro 2012
Total Montenegro 2014
Total Montenegro 2016
Total Montenegro 2018* 3.6 4.3 5.1 3.0 4.1 3.0 4.8 4.9 20 34 44 17 32 15 40 40
Total The Netherlands 2002 5.7 5.4 5.8 4.9 5.2 . 4.7 5.4 58 52 62 42 50 . 38 52
Total The Netherlands 2004 5.8 5.5 6.0 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.6 5.4 63 56 67 40 39 41 38 56
Total The Netherlands 2006 5.8 5.8 6.2 5.0 5.3 3.5 3.5 5.0 61 61 72 46 53 47 39 55
Total The Netherlands 2008 6.0 5.9 6.3 5.2 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.6 64 64 73 52 60 52 48 59
Total The Netherlands 2010 6.0 5.9 6.3 5.2 5.4 5.3 4.9 5.6 67 64 73 52 55 53 43 58
Total The Netherlands 2012 6.0 6.1 6.4 5.1 5.3 5.1 4.8 5.7 65 67 77 50 52 48 45 61
Total The Netherlands 2014 6.0 6.0 6.4 4.9 5.2 4.9 4.5 5.5 66 67 77 46 53 45 38 60
Total The Netherlands 2016 6.0 6.2 6.7 5.1 5.6 5.2 4.7 5.7 68 71 82 50 60 52 41 61
Total The Netherlands 2018* 6.2 6.6 7.0 5.4 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.9 70 78 85 57 67 55 54 66
Total Norway 2002 6.6 6.3 7.0 4.6 5.7 . 4.7 6.8 72 66 79 31 53 . 32 76
Total Norway 2004 6.6 6.4 7.1 4.2 5.4 4.3 4.6 6.9 73 67 82 26 49 25 29 78
Total Norway 2006 6.8 6.6 7.2 4.4 5.7 2.6 5.0 5.4 77 72 82 29 54 29 32 77
Total Norway 2008 6.6 6.8 7.0 4.6 5.8 4.8 5.0 6.8 73 74 79 33 54 34 37 77
Total Norway 2010 6.7 6.9 7.2 4.9 6.0 4.9 5.0 6.7 74 76 82 38 61 37 37 74
Total Norway 2012 6.7 7.2 7.2 5.1 6.3 5.2 4.9 6.7 75 82 83 44 66 43 35 76
Total Norway 2014 6.6 7.2 7.4 5.3 6.7 5.3 5.0 6.7 73 81 85 48 76 47 38 74
Total Norway 2016 6.8 7.4 7.4 5.4 6.8 5.5 5.1 6.8 76 83 86 51 76 50 43 77
Total Norway 2018* 6.8 7.5 7.6 5.3 6.8 5.4 5.5 7.0 75 86 87 49 75 51 51 79
Total Ukraine 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2010 4.2 2.3 2.5 1.8 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 29 6 10 4 6 5 25 26
Total Ukraine 2012 4.5 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.9 3.9 3.9 38 7 9 4 7 5 29 29
Total Ukraine 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Ukraine 2018*
Total Austria 2002 5.1 6.1 6.4 3.5 5.1 . 4.2 4.5 43 60 67 18 41 . 28 34
Total Austria 2004 5.2 5.8 6.2 3.3 4.8 3.4 4.0 4.5 44 57 62 15 35 15 26 34
Total Austria 2006 5.1 6.0 6.3 3.3 4.9 3.3 4.0 4.7 44 60 66 16 40 17 28 39
Total Austria 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Austria 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Austria 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Austria 2014 5.0 5.7 6.5 3.5 4.7 3.4 3.6 4.4 42 55 68 19 37 18 23 33
Total Austria 2016 5.4 6.3 7.1 3.9 5.0 3.8 3.8 4.4 51 69 80 22 40 21 25 36
Total Austria 2018* 5.5 6.7 7.4 4.2 5.4 4.1 4.4 4.9 53 71 82 27 48 24 32 43
Total Poland 2002 3.7 3.7 4.9 2.7 3.5 . 4.8 5.6 18 20 39 7 15 . 33 49
Total Poland 2004 3.6 3.0 4.6 1.9 2.4 1.9 4.3 5.0 18 12 32 3 7 3 28 39
Total Poland 2006 4.1 3.8 5.0 2.1 2.7 3.9 5.3 5.7 23 20 42 5 8 4 36 44
Total Poland 2008 4.1 3.9 5.1 2.3 3.0 2.3 4.5 5.1 25 21 42 4 11 5 31 43
Total Poland 2010 4.4 4.3 5.4 2.7 3.4 2.5 4.7 5.3 30 27 49 9 17 8 36 46
Total Poland 2012 4.1 3.7 5.3 2.2 3.0 2.2 4.2 5.0 26 20 46 6 13 6 29 41
Total Poland 2014 3.9 3.5 5.1 2.0 2.8 2.0 3.6 4.6 23 19 42 5 11 4 20 35
Total Poland 2016 4.1 4.0 5.7 2.5 3.4 2.4 3.9 4.9 27 23 54 7 17 7 24 38
Total Poland 2018* 4.0 4.3 5.8 3.1 3.8 3.2 4.6 5.5 27 30 54 14 24 15 35 48
Total Portugal 2002 4.2 4.3 5.1 2.8 4.4 . 4.8 5.4 25 28 40 8 29 . 36 46
Total Portugal 2004 3.9 3.9 5.1 2.1 3.7 2.1 4.0 4.7 22 22 40 4 19 4 24 41
Total Portugal 2006 4.1 4.0 5.1 2.5 3.8 5.1 4.8 5.5 27 26 45 8 22 7 35 41
Total Portugal 2008 3.7 3.8 5.3 2.3 3.5 2.4 4.3 4.9 20 24 48 6 18 6 30 40
Total Portugal 2010 3.7 3.5 5.1 2.0 2.9 2.0 3.7 4.3 19 18 42 5 12 5 20 31
Total Portugal 2012 3.6 3.5 5.3 1.8 2.5 1.8 3.2 4.1 20 19 51 4 9 3 16 30
Total Portugal 2014 3.6 3.7 5.6 2.0 3.1 2.2 3.4 4.6 20 27 53 8 18 8 21 38
Total Portugal 2016 4.1 4.0 6.1 2.5 3.9 2.6 4.1 5.3 24 28 61 9 26 11 31 51
Total Portugal 2018* 4.1 4.2 6.2 2.7 4.2 2.8 4.6 5.7 27 29 62 12 30 13 40 55
Total Russian Federation 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Russian Federation 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Russian Federation 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Russian Federation 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Russian Federation 2010 4.2 3.8 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.1 4.0 4.4 29 25 21 15 22 14 28 33
Total Russian Federation 2012 4.4 3.6 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.0 3.6 3.7 32 21 20 13 18 14 23 25
Total Russian Federation 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Russian Federation 2016 4.5 4.4 4.4 3.6 4.3 3.6 2.8 3.0 31 34 33 20 30 22 15 17
Total Russian Federation 2018*
Total Serbia 2002
Total Serbia 2004
Total Serbia 2006
Total Serbia 2008
Total Serbia 2010
Total Serbia 2012
Total Serbia 2014
Total Serbia 2016
Total Serbia 2018* 3.7 3.9 5.0 2.7 3.9 2.5 3.1 3.5 23 28 42 15 28 14 18 24
Total Slovenia 2002 4.0 4.3 4.9 3.1 4.0 . 4.6 4.9 24 31 39 12 24 . 36 40
Total Slovenia 2004 6.1 5.8 6.5 4.2 5.4 4.4 4.0 6.3 28 24 36 11 24 12 33 35
Total Slovenia 2006 4.1 4.2 5.0 3.2 4.2 4.5 4.7 6.8 28 27 41 14 27 14 39 42
Total Slovenia 2008 4.3 4.3 5.0 3.4 4.4 3.4 4.8 5.0 29 29 42 15 30 16 38 42
Total Slovenia 2010 3.9 3.1 5.0 2.3 3.0 2.2 3.7 4.1 24 16 40 6 13 5 21 28
Total Slovenia 2012 4.6 3.3 5.3 2.3 3.0 2.3 3.8 4.2 35 18 49 7 15 7 23 29
Total Slovenia 2014 4.1 3.1 5.5 1.9 2.8 2.0 3.4 4.2 25 18 51 4 14 4 21 28
Total Slovenia 2016 4.4 3.6 6.0 2.4 3.3 2.5 3.9 4.3 31 23 60 8 17 8 26 31
Total Slovenia 2018* 4.5 3.9 6.1 2.7 3.6 2.7 3.8 4.4 34 26 63 10 20 10 28 34
Total Slovakia 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Slovakia 2004 4.1 3.8 4.7 3.1 4.1 3.2 4.5 4.6 20 19 29 7 12 8 37 44
Total Slovakia 2006 4.3 4.2 4.7 3.6 4.2 2.1 4.8 5.3 28 26 35 16 25 15 40 44
Total Slovakia 2008 4.1 4.1 4.8 3.6 4.0 3.6 5.2 5.4 27 26 37 18 24 19 42 44
Total Slovakia 2010 4.5 3.5 4.5 2.8 3.2 2.7 4.4 4.8 31 18 30 8 13 7 31 36
Total Slovakia 2012 3.8 3.2 4.1 2.8 3.1 2.7 3.7 4.2 24 15 27 10 15 10 22 27
Total Slovakia 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Slovakia 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Slovakia 2018* 3.9 4.2 5.1 3.3 3.6 3.5 4.5 5.0 27 32 46 20 25 23 37 44
Total Spain 2002 4.9 4.3 5.4 3.4 4.8 . 4.8 4.7 41 30 52 17 38 . 37 37
Total Spain 2004 4.9 4.7 5.9 3.7 5.1 3.7 5.1 5.0 40 38 59 20 43 20 43 44
Total Spain 2006 5.1 5.0 6.0 3.5 5.0 2.5 4.6 4.9 41 43 61 17 42 16 42 42
Total Spain 2008 4.9 4.3 6.1 3.3 5.0 3.2 5.0 5.0 39 29 64 15 42 15 39 42
Total Spain 2010 5.1 4.4 6.3 2.7 4.3 2.7 4.5 5.0 41 33 68 11 30 10 31 41
Total Spain 2012 5.1 3.7 5.9 1.9 3.4 1.9 3.9 4.7 44 25 59 7 21 7 26 38
Total Spain 2014 4.8 4.0 6.3 2.2 3.7 2.2 3.8 4.8 38 29 65 8 24 7 26 41
Total Spain 2016 5.0 3.9 6.6 2.4 3.9 2.4 4.2 4.7 42 28 71 10 28 9 31 40
Total Spain 2018* 5.1 4.8 6.8 2.6 4.1 2.5 4.5 5.0 43 41 74 10 30 8 35 44
Total Czech Republic 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Czech Republic 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Czech Republic 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Czech Republic 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Total Czech Republic 2010 4.6 4.1 4.9 2.6 3.3 2.7 4.1 4.9 36 29 39 11 17 11 26 40
Total Czech Republic 2012 4.5 4.1 5.1 2.6 3.2 2.7 3.9 4.8 33 30 42 14 19 14 28 38
Total Czech Republic 2014 4.6 4.7 5.7 3.3 4.0 3.4 4.2 4.8 34 39 55 17 27 18 30 39
Total Czech Republic 2016 5.1 5.2 5.8 3.6 4.3 3.5 4.2 5.0 47 46 57 21 31 20 32 46
Total Czech Republic 2018* 5.0 5.2 5.9 3.6 4.2 3.6 4.2 4.9 45 49 59 22 31 22 33 43
Total United Kingdom 2002 5.1 5.0 6.0 3.8 4.7 . 3.6 5.3 42 43 63 22 36 . 20 49
Total United Kingdom 2004 5.2 5.1 6.1 3.6 4.3 3.7 3.5 5.2 43 45 62 19 29 19 19 47
Total United Kingdom 2006 5.4 5.0 6.0 3.4 4.2 4.6 4.5 6.4 47 43 61 17 28 16 18 43
Total United Kingdom 2008 5.3 5.2 6.2 3.6 4.3 3.6 3.6 5.1 47 46 66 17 31 18 20 44
Total United Kingdom 2010 5.4 5.2 6.2 3.4 4.1 3.5 3.4 4.9 49 48 65 18 30 19 18 43
Total United Kingdom 2012 5.4 5.6 6.6 3.7 4.3 3.7 3.4 5.2 48 52 73 21 31 19 18 47
Total United Kingdom 2014 5.4 5.6 6.3 3.5 4.3 3.5 3.1 4.9 48 55 67 20 34 19 17 43
Total United Kingdom 2016 5.4 5.9 6.7 3.8 4.7 3.8 3.7 5.3 49 62 73 22 37 21 23 50
Total United Kingdom 2018* 5.2 5.8 6.7 3.5 4.3 3.6 3.5 5.1 45 59 73 20 33 19 22 46
Total Sweden 2002 6.1 6.1 6.8 4.7 5.9 . 4.0 6.6 61 61 74 37 58 . 25 70
Total Sweden 2004 6.1 5.8 6.5 4.2 5.4 4.4 4.0 6.3 61 56 69 28 48 30 24 67
Total Sweden 2006 6.3 6.0 6.5 4.5 5.6 3.2 5.0 5.1 67 62 71 32 53 34 32 70
Total Sweden 2008 6.4 6.1 6.6 4.6 5.7 4.8 4.7 6.4 67 64 73 34 57 36 36 71
Total Sweden 2010 6.3 6.5 7.0 5.0 6.3 5.1 5.0 6.3 68 72 81 41 67 43 41 67
Total Sweden 2012 6.0 6.3 6.7 4.7 5.9 4.9 4.7 6.3 63 66 74 38 60 38 36 69
Total Sweden 2014 6.2 6.4 6.9 5.0 6.2 5.1 4.7 6.4 66 69 77 43 66 44 37 68
Total Sweden 2016 6.2 6.2 6.7 4.7 5.9 4.8 4.8 6.2 67 67 75 38 60 38 37 64
Total Sweden 2018* 6.3 6.5 7.0 4.9 6.2 5.0 5.1 6.3 68 72 80 42 65 42 46 68
Total Switzerland 2002 5.6 6.2 6.8 4.9 5.8 . 4.8 5.4 51 63 75 37 55 . 35 50
Total Switzerland 2004 5.7 6.1 6.9 4.8 5.5 4.6 4.6 5.4 54 61 77 34 48 29 33 48
Total Switzerland 2006 5.7 6.2 6.9 4.9 5.8 3.6 5.1 5.3 53 65 78 38 54 34 35 49
Total Switzerland 2008 5.7 6.4 6.9 4.9 5.8 4.7 4.8 5.6 53 68 77 40 58 33 39 54
Total Switzerland 2010 5.6 6.3 7.0 5.0 5.8 4.8 4.6 5.3 53 64 79 42 56 36 33 49
Total Switzerland 2012 5.7 6.5 7.2 5.2 6.1 5.0 4.7 5.5 54 70 82 45 63 41 35 51
Total Switzerland 2014 5.7 6.6 7.2 5.3 6.2 5.1 4.5 5.4 53 72 82 47 66 43 33 48
Total Switzerland 2016 6.0 6.6 7.2 5.4 6.3 5.2 4.5 5.2 60 72 83 49 68 45 34 49
Total Switzerland 2018* 5.9 6.8 7.4 5.4 6.4 5.2 4.8 5.4 59 75 85 50 69 45 40 50
Source: ESS, Statistics Netherlands
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Table description


This table provides information on how much inhabitants of various European countries aged 15 years or older trust other people, the legal system and politics. Figures are from 2002 onwards. The question concerning trust in other people is: Overall, do you think most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful?. Trust in the legal system and politics is determined by asking people how much they trust a number of political and organisational institutions, viz. national parliament, the legal system, the police, politicians, political parties, the European Parliament and the United Nations.
The figures in this table are based on the European Social Survey (ESS). The ESS is conducted every two years commissioned by the European Committee, the European Science Foundation and various national organisations for scientific research.

Data available from: 2002

Status of the figures:
Figures of 2018 are preliminary. Figures of 2002 until 2016 are definite.

Changes as of 30 July 2021.
The preliminary figures of 2016 are corrected and made definite. Figures of 2018 are new.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published at the end of 2021. This will be preliminary figures of 2020, with most
countries going into the field one year later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Description topics

Evaluation of trust in
Trust in other people and in a number of political and organisational institutions in terms of a mark from 0 to 10, where 0 equals no trust at all and 10 equals complete trust.
Other people
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?’ 0 means you can’t be too careful, and 10 means that most people can be trusted.
Source: ESS
Legal system
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust the legal system?’ 0 means you do not trust the legal system at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Police
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust the police?’ 0 means you do not trust the police at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Politicians
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust politicians?’ 0 means you do not trust politicians at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Parliament
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust national parliament?’ 0 means you do not trust national parliament at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Political parties
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust political parties?’ 0 means you do not trust political parties at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
European Parliament
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust the European Parliament?’ 0 means you do not trust the European Parliament at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
United Nations
Figures show the average score in answer to the question: ‘Can you give a score from 0-10 for how much you personally trust the United Nations?’ 0 means you do not trust the United Nations at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS

Percentage of people with trust in
The percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the questions about trust in other people and a number of political and organisational institutions, where 0 means no trust at all and 10 means complete trust.
Other people
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?’ 0 means you can’t be too careful and 10 means that most people can be trusted.
Source: ESS
Legal system
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust the legal system?’ 0 means you do not trust the legal system at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Police
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust the police?’ 0 means you do not trust the police at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Politicians
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust politicians?’ 0 means you do not trust politicians at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Parliament
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust the national parliament?’ 0 means you do not trust the national parliament at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
Political parties
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust political parties?’ 0 means you do not trust political parties at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
European Parliament
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust the European Parliament?’ 0 means you do not trust an institution at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS
United Nations
Figures show the percentage of people assigning a score of 6 or higher in answer to the question: ‘How much do you personally trust the United Nations?’ 0 means you do not trust the United Nations at all, and 10 means you have complete trust.
Source: ESS