Trust in institutions

In 2017, 36.3% of the population aged 15 and over in Belgium trusted the parliament, the legal system, politicians and the political parties. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. However, the trend since 2002 is undetermined.

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Trust in institutions - Belgium and international comparison

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percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20042006200820102012201420162016//20042016//2010
Belgium33.835.931.030.036.835.436.30.63.2
Germany26.227.828.926.834.135.539.63.56.7
France22.522.225.021.925.122.022.2-0.10.2
Netherlands44.352.356.856.354.750.557.22.10.3
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

Trust in institutions by sex - Belgium

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percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20042006200820102012201420162016//20042016//2010
females30.635.028.827.635.033.834.91.14.0
males37.336.833.432.538.837.137.70.12.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

Trust in institutions by income - Belgium

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percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20102012201420162016//2010
quintile 123.128.930.628.73.7
quintile 222.331.332.732.36.4
quintile 330.436.331.534.92.3
quintile 434.441.933.838.62.0
quintile 537.745.742.642.62.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

UN target: 16.6 - Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

UN indicator: the selected indicator is related to indicator 16.6.2 - Proportion of the population satisfied with their last experience of public services.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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