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dc.date.accessioned 2003-08-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:57:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0 7969 1954 2 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8341
dc.description.abstract Several items were included in the survey questionnaire to establish the levels of trust that exist in various governmental or civil society institutions. The institutions investigated were the national government, the courts, labour unions, provincial governments, the media, the police, the defence force, political parties, local government, business, churches and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Trust was measured by means of a six-point Likert-type scale with the following dimensions: Strongly trust, neither trust nor distrust, distrust, strongly distrust and don't know. Non-governmental institutions such as the church, the media and - to a lesser extent - business were trusted more by the South African public than most governmental institutions. It is furthermore of interest that business, although often criticised by labour unions and other organisations that are said to represent "the people", enjoyed relatively high trust among sub-divisions of the population. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Human Sciences Research Council en
dc.subject CIVIL SOCIETY en
dc.subject TRUST en
dc.subject PUBLIC OPINION en
dc.title Institutional trust en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.BudgetYear 1999/00 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Public opinion on national priority issues en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Rule, S.P. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 1458 en
dc.PageNumber 56-60 en
dc.outputnumber 748 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G.F. & Rule, S.P. (2000) Institutional trust. In: Rule, S.P. (ed). <i>Public opinion on national priority issues</i>. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council. 56-60. en
dc.publicationyear 2000 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G.F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rule, S.P. en

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