Generalised trust

In 2017, 46.8% of the population aged 15 and over in Belgium, estimated that, in general, most people can be trusted. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, generalised trust must not diminish.

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Generalised trust - Belgium and international comparison

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percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 200220042006200820102012201420162016//20022016//2010
Belgium37.737.740.543.641.045.539.546.81.62.2
Germany33.137.037.438.834.640.539.446.02.44.9
France26.128.728.227.425.428.730.029.10.82.3
Netherlands58.363.662.564.566.966.163.067.21.00.1
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Generalised trust by sex - Belgium

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percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 200220042006200820102012201420162016//20022016//2010
females37.034.639.140.837.842.137.045.51.53.1
males38.940.942.146.644.349.142.248.21.51.4
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Generalised trust by income - Belgium

answer at least 6 (on 0-10 scale)

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20102012201420162016//2010
quintile 138.638.127.037.9-0.3
quintile 234.037.131.343.74.3
quintile 338.843.335.741.81.2
quintile 444.553.346.853.43.1
quintile 555.858.455.558.20.7
//: Average Growth Rates

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

UN target: goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN goal 16.

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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