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Public trust in EU and politics on the rise
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Last year, more than six in ten Dutch people aged 15 and up indicated they trusted other people, a share similar to that in 2017.
Trust increases with the education levelThe higher their education level, the more trustful people are. This has not changed since 2012. In 2018, 43 percent of people with only primary education trusted their fellow citizens. This trust level was 84 percent in the group with university education. Higher educated people also tend to have more trust in (political) institutions than the lower educated. The differences are less pronounced than where social trust is concerned. One notable exception is trust in banks, which decreased from 51 percent among the lowest educated to 36 percent among the highest educated. As for trust in large companies and churches, no differences are observed among the various education levels.
Less social trust in rural provinces
Trust levels vary between the different provinces. Trust is lowest in the province of Flevoland (55 percent) and highest in Utrecht (68 percent). Other provinces with relatively low levels of social trust (less than 60 percent) are Limburg, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland and Noord-Brabant. Other provinces with social trust levels exceeding 65 percent aside from Utrecht are Overijssel and Noord-Holland.
These regional differences are partly reflected in the levels of trust in the House of Representatives. In the top three provinces of Utrecht, Noord-Holland and Overijssel, still a majority of inhabitants are distrustful of national politics. Confidence in the House of Representatives is even lower in the provinces of Limburg, Zeeland, Drenthe and Groningen.
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