Quality of life

Societal change and trust in institutions

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4 February 2019
Публикувано
12 December 2018
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU hasRead more

As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU has generally remained higher than trust in national governments in most countries. The report shows that moderating social tensions and feelings of social exclusion can help to stem the decline in trust. However, to boost trust in institutions, improving the quality of public services is the most powerful driver. A number of encouraging and practical consequences result from trust in public institutions: for example, countries with higher trust in political institutions have a lower level of tax evasion (VAT gap) and greater public support for policy reforms. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    66
    Reference No: 
    EF18036
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1796-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-485-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/736845
    Catalogue info

    Societal change and trust in institutions

    As data from the European Quality of Life Surveys and Eurobarometer show, the sharp decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession. In some Member States, trust in the EU declined more during this period than trust in national governments, but trust in the EU has generally remained higher than trust in national governments in most countries.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF180361
    Catalogue info

    Обществени промени и доверие в институциите

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Както сочат данните от Европейските проучвания на качеството на живот и Евробарометър, острият спад на доверието в институциите е временно явление по време на рецесията. В някои държави членки доверието в ЕС е спаднало в по-голяма степен през този период , отколкото доверието в националните правителства, но доверието в ЕС като цяло остава по-високо, отколкото доверието в националните правителства в повечето държави. Докладът сочи, че балансирането на социалното напрежение и чувството за социално изключване може да помогне за спиране на намаляването на доверието. Въпреки това подобрението на качеството на обществените услуги е най-мощният двигател за засилване на доверието в институциите. От доверието в обществените институции произтичат редица насърчаващи и практически последици: например в държавите с по-високо ниво на доверие в политическите институции има по-ниско ниво на укриване на данъци (неизпълнение на потенциалните приходи от ДДС) и по-силна обществена подкрепа за политически реформи.

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  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

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