Trust in Police

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 police. 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? The police. 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 police. 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? (Alternative: How much do you trust [National] police not to bend the rules in trying to get a conviction?) The police. 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 police. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little bit, 2 = a lot, 3 = a very 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 police. 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 police. 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 police. 0 = don’t trust at all, 1 = don’t really trust, 2 = trust to a degree, 3 = trust a lot

I’m going to read out a list of [National] institutions and organisations. For each one please tell me how much confidence or trust you have in them in [Country]. (Alternative: I would now like to read you a list of [National] institutions and organisations. For each one please tell me how much confidence or trust you have in them in [Country]). The police. 0 = no trust, 1 = a little trust, 2 = some trust, 3 = a lot of trust

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 police. 0 = no confidence, 1 = a little, 2 = some, 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? Police. 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. Police and Carabinieri 0 = not at all, 1 = a little, 2 = somewhat, 3 = very much

I will name a list of institutions. For each, please indicate whether you tend to trust it or tend not to trust it. Police? 0 = distrust it greatly, 1 = tend to distrust it, 2 = tend to trust it, 3 = trust it a great deal

To what extent do you have trust in the following bodies or persons: The police. 0 = not at all, 1 = little trust, 2 = certain trust, 3 = strong trust

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 police. 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 am now going to read you a list of people and organizations. How much do you trust each of them to do what is right? The police. 0 = I do not trust them at all, 1 = I distrust them somewhat, 2 = I trust them somewhat, 3 = I trust them a lot

How much trust and confidence you have in the following institutions to do a good job in [Country] whilst carrying out their responsibilities? (Alternative: Overall, how much trust and confidence do you have in the following to do a good job in [Country] and act in a fair manner whilst carrying out their responsibilities? The police. 0 = no trust at all, 1 = not very much trust, 2 = a fair amount of trust, 3 = a great deal of trust

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

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 Police. 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. The police. 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 police in your state or territory? 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much confidence, 2 = quite a lot of confidence, 3 = a great deal of confidence, 4 = complete confidence

I am going to ask you how much trust you have in various people and institutions in [Country]. In each case, please choose a phrase from the card. First of all, what about the police? How much do you trust it? 0 = not at all, 1 = not very much, 2 = some, 3 = quite a lot, 4 = a great deal

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. Police. 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. The police. 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? The police. 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? Police. 0 = very untrustworthy, 1 = untrustworthy, 2 = neutral, 3 = trustworthy, 4 = very trustworthy

To what extent do you trust the following institutions? The police. 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 police. 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 police. 0 = no trust 1, 6 = great trust

To what extent do you trust the National Police? 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)). Police. 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). Police. 0 = no trust, 6 = complete trust

Please tell me how much you personally trust each of the following institutions using a scale from 0 to 9, where 0 means you do not trust the institution at all and 9 means you trust it completely. The police. 0 = do not trust at all, 9 = trust completely

On a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 means no confidence and 10 means a very great deal of confidence, what do you think of the following? (Alternative: Now, thinking about [National] political institutions like Parliament, please use the 0 to 10 scale to indicate how much trust you have for each of the following, where 0 means no trust and 10 means a great deal of trust.) The police. 0 = no confidence, 10 = a very great deal

Using this card, please tell me on a score of 0–10 how much you personally trust each of the institutions I read out. 0 means you do not trust an institution at all, and 10 means you have complete trust. The police. 0 = no trust at all, 10 = complete trust

I will now read out the names of different institutions such as the police, government, civil service, etc. Please tell me how strongly you personally trust each of these institutions. The police. 0 = no trust at all, 10 = very strong trust