The institutions that generate more trust among Uruguayans are the police, social organizations, the Judiciary, the Armed Forces and Parliamentaccording to a new survey of Teams released this Thursday on Underlined (channel 10). Meanwhile, there are divided opinions about political parties; while employers, unions and the Church they are the institutions on which there is a minority trust.
The institution in which Uruguayans trust the most is the police (73%)followed by the social organizations (62%)the Judiciary (61%) and the Parliament (55%) whether judgments are considered “a lot” or “somewhat” of confidence. The other options were “little”, “none”, or “don’t know/no answer”.
50% trust “a lot” or “somewhat” in Armed forces. Instead, the political parties they generate divided opinions with a slightly negative balance, with 45% of people trusting them and 50% trusting them “little” or “not at all”.
By lastthe institutions in which trust is lowest are employers, unions and the Church. Trust in these institutions is around 40%, and low or no trust between 56% and 60% of the population.
If you look at political-electoral preferences: Uruguayans on the left and on the right trust different institutions, although there are also some coincidences. However, there is a center –where the relative majority of the population is located– that generally has intermediate positions between both blocs.
The institutions in which the company trusts the most left and center-left are the trade unions and social organizations with a confidence close to 75%. Below the Judiciary (58%), the police and Parliament with a confidence close to 50%.
Instead, the segment of the right and center-right has greater confidence in the Police (85%), the Armed Forces (80%) and the Judiciary, Parliament, businessmen and social organizations with a confidence close to 60%.
The consultation was carried out by Teams between April 2 and 7, 2022via cell phone. was interviewed 500 people over 18 years of age and over, from all over the national territory.
the maximum error range expected for a probabilistic sample of 500 cases is ±4.4% considering a confidence interval of 95%.
The question used was: “How much confidence do you have in…?”. (Response categories: 1. A lot, 2. Quite a lot, 3. Little, 4. Not at all, 5. Don’t know/No answer). For: the Armed Forces / the Parliament / the unions / the businessmen / the Church / the Judiciary / the police / the political parties / the social organizations.
“The regular survey of Equipos Consultores is financed by multiple clients: the media, social organizations, private companies, international organizations and political parties, among others”, clarifies the consultant.