Public trust

Report

Results from our fourth national consumer survey (2018 data) on digital health adoption
13 Feb 2019

A publicly accessible report from the 2018 Digital Health Consumer Adoption survey, conducted by Rock Health. The survey consists of 4,000 respondents of US adults aged 18 and over.

Presentation

6 Feb 2019

The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year — people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers.

Trust Inequality

There is a 16-point gap between the more trusting...

Report

The report of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy
5 Feb 2019

This report aims to articulate the reasons for the growing distrust in American institutions, to re-envision news media that will be fair, truthful and responsible, and to catalyze citizens to participate in civic life.

Policy report

30 Jan 2019

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.

Report

14 Dec 2018

This report demonstrates the relationships that sharing and conducting research have with trust in media by analyzing the results of the Gallup/Knight Foundation experiment, which used a custom-built news aggregation website.

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Despite five prime ministers in five years and policy paralysis in Canberra, Australians don’t want to do away with democracy. They want to save it.

Commentary

6 Dec 2018

Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.

Report

Report No.2
5 Dec 2018

We are witnessing a growing trust divide in Australia which has increased in scope and intensity since 2007. The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide a general understanding of how other democracies are seeking to bridge the trust divide. It explores the nature...

Report

Report No.1
5 Dec 2018

Over the past four years UC-IGPA and MoAD have conducted a range of quantitative surveys with the Social Research Institute at Ipsos on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. This report updates our findings from 2014 and 2016.

Survey

The health of American democracy in an era of hyper polarization
24 Oct 2018

The 2016 presidential election and the primary cycle of 2018 have been defined in large part by the success of outsider candidates in both parties, raising the question of whether Americans are looking for outsiders because of a deep dissatisfaction with the American establishment.

Transcript

Solomon Lecture 2018
24 Sep 2018

"A decline in public trust and a rise in populism and alternative voices, is the biggest background trend facing governments. Global political events over the past few years have underlined serious and ongoing threats to the free flow of information and indeed to democracy itself."...

Commentary

10 Jul 2018

Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.

Report

An initial exploration of the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life
20 Apr 2018

The current discourse about the diminishing role of, trust in, and respect for facts, data, and analysis is often hamstrung by the use of conflicting language and unclear or undefined terms. Without a common language with which to discuss the problem, which we are calling...

Report

12 Mar 2018

This report argues that if the major parties and politicians want to rebuild trust with voters, they will need to change the way they do politics: stop misusing their entitlements, strengthen political donations laws, tighten regulation of lobbyists, and slow the revolving door between political...

Survey

27 Feb 2018

Trust is critical to the maintaining an organisation’s social licence to operate. This new report shows that directors are acutely aware of the need for their organisations to maintain trust with stakeholders amid generally declining trust in all institutions.

Report

16 Jan 2018

Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.

Working paper

2 Jun 2017

This resource provides an extended analysis of proposed changes to the Australian Bankers Association Code of Conduct. It argues that despite rhetorical commitment to a social licence to operate, the lack of an explicit normative dimension undermines authority and legitimacy.

Commentary

Article

7 Jul 2016

People don’t trust politicians much, so simply asking citizens if they trust government in general elicits some pretty negative reactions.

Look a little deeper, beyond this simplified view that lumps everything from all tiers of government together, and the situation isn’t nearly as bad....

Report

5 Apr 2016

The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) has commissioned this survey to generate a snapshot of the current state of play and, more importantly, to kickstart a much needed conversation.

Our ndings suggest that there are serious concerns with levels of public trust...

Journal article

24 Apr 2015

Due to changing climate and water legislation in South Australia, Australia's oldest water trust, the Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT), and the community it serves have faced unprecedented changes in water allocations. Using participatory research methods, this article examines irrigators' perceptions of risk, uncertainty and trust...

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