Trust in Religious Institutions

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 churches (Alternative: the church; religious institutions). 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? Organised religion. 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?) Religious organizations. 0 = not very much, 1 = some, 2 = very much

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

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). Religious groups. 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 church (Alternative: Organized religion; The churches; The church in your state or territory (i.e. mosque, temple). 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much, 2 = quite a lot, 3 = a great deal

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. Religious organisations. 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 church. 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 think you trust the following totally, to a certain point, a little or not at all? Church and clergy. 0 = not at all, 1 = little, 2 = to a certain point, 3 = totally

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?) Churches. 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? [Name of Christian ecumenical organization]. 0 = I do not trust them at all, 1 = I distrust them somewhat, 2 = I trust them somewhat, 3 = I trust them a lot

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

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. Religious institutions to which you belong. 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 churches and religious organisations? 0 = none at all, 1 = not very much confidence, 2 = quite a lot of confidence, 3 = a great deal, 4 = complete confidence
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How much confidence do you have in churches and religious organizations? 0 = no confidence at all, 1 = very little confidence, 2 = some 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. Churches. 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 church. 0 = strongly distrust, 1 = distrust, 2 = neither trust nor distrust, 3 = trust, 4 = strongly trust

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

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

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 Church (Alternative: Churches; [Name of dominant church / religious organisation]. 0 = no trust, 6 = great trust

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)). Church (Alternative: Religious organisations). 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). Church. 0 = no trust, 6 = complete trust

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 Church. 0 = no trust at all, 10 = complete trust