Sunday, December 11, 2005

Who do Salvadorans trust?

Public opinion polling by the IUDOP at the University of Central America provides insights into the views of the population on a wide variety of issues. One question asks Salvadorans to identify the institutions in Salvadoran society and government in which they have great confidence. Churches are the most trusted institutions; political parties, unions and business are the least trusted. Percentage of respondents who indicated they placed much confidence in an institution:

  • Catholic church -- 45.7 %
  • Evangelical churches -- 32.1 %
  • Communications media -- 26.8 %
  • City government -- 26.4 %
  • National Civil Police -- 23.3 %
  • Armed Forces -- 22.9 %
  • Human Rights Procurator -- 22.9 %
  • Central Government -- 20.1 %
  • Counsel General of the Republic -- 15.7 %
  • Attorney General of the Republic -- 10.9 %
  • Supreme Court -- 10.1 %
  • Supreme Electoral Tribunal -- 10.0 %
  • Legislative Assembly -- 9.2 %
  • Business -- 8.6 %
  • Unions -- 7.8 %
  • Political parties -- 5.7 %

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