Relationship between perceived effectiveness and trustworthiness of authorities


There are, generally, strong relationships between the perceived effectiveness and the felt trustworthiness of a specific authority, i.e. if participating citizens perceived, e.g., the effectiveness of the fire brigade to be high, they would also indicate a high level of trust in the fire brigade. Likewise, a lower level of perceived effectiveness of the local police is strongly related to a lower level of trust in the local police. However, there are no strong links regarding trust and/or perceived effectiveness between the different authorities.

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