Trust in Military

Survey Items

I would like to ask you a question about how much trust you have in certain institutions. For each of the following institutions, please tell me if you tend to trust it or tend not to trust it? The army. 0 = tend to not trust, 1 = tend to trust

I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Military. 0 = hardly any confidence, 1 = only some confidence, 2 = great deal of confidence

How much confidence do you have in the following? (Alternative: For questions A through O, how well do you trust them?) The self-defence forces. 0 = not very much, 1 = some, 2 = very much

What about the following institutions? How much of the time can you trust them to do what is right? The army. 0 = (almost) never, 1 = only some of the time, 2 = most of the time, 3 = just about always

How much do you trust each of the following, or haven’t you heard enough about them to say? (Alternative: How much do you trust each of the following? Not at all, just a little bit, somewhat, a lot). The army. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little bit, 2 = a lot, 3 = a very great deal

How much confidence do you have in the following organisations? (Alternative: I am going to name a number of organizations. For each one, could you tell me how much confidence you have in them; Please look at this card and tell me, for each item listed, how much confidence you have in them; Please indicate how much confidence you have in the following institutions). The armed forces (Alternative: The military; The defence forces). 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much, 2 = quite a lot, 3 = a great deal

I am going to name a number of organizations. For each one, please tell me how much trust you have in them. The military (or armed forces) (Alternative: The army). 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much, 2 = quite a lot, 3 = a great deal

I will name a number of institutions, and I would like you to tell me to what extent you trust each of them: The armed forces. 0 = absolutely do not trust it, 1 = I trust it to a limited extent, 2 = I trust it to a medium extent, 3 = I trust it to a great extent

Please indicate to what extent you trust the following institutions to operate in the best interests of society. If you don’t know what to reply or have no particular opinion, please say so. The army. 0 = don’t trust at all, 1 = don’t really trust, 2 = trust to a degree, 3 = trust a lot

Please look at this card and tell me how much confidence you have in each of the following groups, institutions or persons mentioned on the list. (Alternative: Please look at this card and tell me, how much trust you have in each of the following groups/institutions; How much would you say that you trust the following people or groups? The armed forces. 0 = no confidence, 1 = a little, 2 = some, 3 = a lot

I am going to name some institutions in our country. Please tell me how much, if at all, you trust each one. The military – do you trust it a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all? 0 = not at all, 1 = not too much, 2 = somewhat, 3 = a lot

In order to get ahead, people need to have confidence and to feel that they can trust themselves and others. To what degree do you feel you trust the following totally, to a certain point, a little or not at all? Army. 0 = not at all, 1 = little, 2 = to a certain point, 3 = totally

Now I shall read a list of institutions. Please tell me how much you trust each of them. Armed forces. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little 2 = somewhat 3 = very much

Now I am going to read you a list of groups and organizations. Please tell me how much confidence you have in each group to do the right thing for [Country]: The military. 0 = no confidence at all, 1 = not too much confidence, 2 = some confidence, 3 = a lot of confidence

How much do you trust the following institutions? (Alternative: How much do you trust the following social institutions? How much do you trust the following non-governmental institutions? How much do you trust the following?) The army. 0 = I do not trust them at all, 1 = I distrust them somewhat, 2 = I trust them somewhat, 3 = I trust them a lot

I would like to ask you, how much trust you personally trust or distrust the following institutions in [your Country]. Armed forces. 0 = completely distrust, 1 = rather distrust, 2 = rather trust, 3 = completely trust

What about the following institutions? How much of the time can you trust them to do what is right? Military. 0 = very little, 1 = some, 2 = quite a lot, 3 = a great deal

I would like to ask you about some officials, institutions and organizations in our country. I will read these out to you. As I read out each, please tell me how much confidence you have in each of the institutions and organizations and officials to perform their jobs. Do you have a great deal of trust, a fair amount of trust, not very much trust, or no trust at all in… (Alternative: Do you have a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not very much confidence, or no confidence at all in…). [Nationality] National Army. 0 = no trust at all, 1 = not very much trust, 2 = a fair amount of trust, 3 = a great deal of trust

I will read out a list of social institutions and political unions. Please, assess your trust toward each of them on a 5-point scale, where 0 means fully distrust, and 4 means fully trust. Army. 0 = fully distrust, 1 = somewhat distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = somewhat trust, 4 = fully trust

How much confidence do you have in the defence forces? 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much confidence, 2 = quite a lot of confidence, 3 = a great deal of confidence, 4 = complete confidence

Now I’d like to ask how much you feel you can trust some people and other things. Please could you choose the answer that best represents your opinion. Military. 0 = completely distrust, 1 = mostly distrust, 2 = neither, 3 = mostly trust, 4 = completely trust

Indicate the extent to which you trust or distrust the following institutions in [Country] at present. Defence force. 0 = strongly distrust, 1 = distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = trust, 4 = strongly trust

I am going to name some institutions in this country. Using the answers from the card, would you say you have definitely a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, neither confidence nor lack thereof, not much confidence, or definitely no confidence? Military. 0 = definitely no confidence, 1 = not much confidence, 2 = neither confidence nor lack thereof, 3 = only some confidence, 4 = definitely a great deal of confidence

To what extent do you trust the following institutions? Military. 0 = very untrustworthy, 1 = untrustworthy, 2 = neutral, 3 = trustworthy, 4 = very trustworthy

To what extent do you trust the following institutions? Armed Forces. 0 = complete distrust, 1 = some distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = some trust, 4 = complete trust

I am going to name a number of organizations. For each one, please tell me how much trust you have in them. The military (or armed forces. 0 = distrust fully, 1 = distrust a lot, 2 = distrust somewhat, 3 = trust somewhat, 4 = trust a lot, 5 = trust fully

To what extent do you trust each of the following institutions to look after your interests? Please indicate on a scale with 0 indicating no trust at all and 6 for great trust (recoded). (Alternative: To what extent do you trust each of these political institutions to look after your interests?; To what extent do you trust the following groups in society to look after your interests?) The army. 0 = no trust, 6 = great trust

To what extent do you trust the armed forces? 0 = not at all, 6 = a lot

There are various public institutions in [Country] such as legislative and executive bodies, courts, and police. Please indicate your trust in them on this scale, where 0 denotes minimum distrust and 6 indicates maximum trust (recoded). (Alternative: To what extent do you trust different institutions in our society? Please show me on this 7-point scale, where 0 represents no trust and 6 great trust (recoded)). Army. 0 = no trust, 6 = great trust

To what extent do you trust each of the following organisations that I am going to list? In your evaluation please use a 7-point scale in which 0 means no trust at all and 6 means complete trust (recoded). Army. 0 = no trust, 6 = complete trust