Trust in Political Parties

Trust in political party survey items are classified into different question series. These include trust in political parties in general versus trust in politicians, and trust in governing versus opposition political parties.

Trust in Political Parties

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? Political parties 0 = tend to not trust 1 = tend to trust

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). Political parties. 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. Political parties. 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: Political parties. 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

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]). Political parties. 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? Political parties. 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? Political parties. 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. Parties. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little, 2 = somewhat, 3 = very much

To what extent do you have trust in the following bodies or persons: Political parties. 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?) Political parties. 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? Political parties. 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]. Political parties. 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…). Political parties. 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. Political parties. 0 = fully distrust, 1 = somewhat distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = somewhat trust, 4 = fully trust

Do you agree that institutions or groups which I will mention are trustworthy? Political parties. 0 = strongly disagree, 1 = disagree, 2 = neutral, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree

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

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

To what extent do you trust the following institutions? The Political Parties. 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. Political parties. 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?) Political parties (Alternative: Parties). 0 = no trust, 6 = great trust

To what extent do you trust the political parties? 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)). Parties. 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). Political parties. 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 political parties. 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 great deal of confidence, what do you think of the following? Political parties. 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. Political parties. 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 political parties. 0 = no trust at all, 10 = very strong trust

Trust in Politicians

How much do You trust politicians of any party in [Country] to tell the truth when they are in a tight corner? 0 = (almost) never, 1 = only some of the time, 2 = most of the time, 3 = just about always

How much would you say you trust politicians generally? 0 = not at all, 1 = not very much, 2 = a fair amount, 3 = a great deal

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

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.) [National] politicians generally. 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. Politicians. 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. Politicians. 0 = no trust at all, 10 = very strong trust

Trust in Opposition Political Parties

Do you trust the opposition party? 0 = no, 1 = somewhat, 2 = yes

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). Opposition parties. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little bit, 2 = a lot, 3 = a very great deal

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? Oppositional party. 0 = not at all, 1 = little, 2 = to a certain point, 3 = totally

Trust in Governing Political Parties

Do you trust the ruling party? 0 = no, 1 = somewhat, 2 = yes

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). Ruling party/parties. 0 = not at all, 1 = a little bit, 2 = a lot, 3 = a very great deal

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? Leading/governing party. 0 = not at all, 1 = little, 2 = to a certain point, 3 = totally

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? [Name of ruling party]. 0 = I do not trust them at all, 1 = I distrust them somewhat, 2 = I trust them somewhat, 3 = I trust them a lot