Canadian police, highest level of confidence among residents

11458595_sAccording to the latest Statistics Canada Study, “Public confidence in Canadian institutions, 2013 and 2014”, Canadian police is the institution with the highest level of public confidence. 76 percent of Canadians reported to trust the police, 61 percent said they were confident in the school system, 59 percent in the banks, and 57 percent trust the justice systems.

Levels of confidence in institutions vary across the provinces, according to the study, with residents in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador leading the ranking. In New Brunswick, the level of trust is above the national average for six out of the seven institutions included in the survey. In Newfoundland and Labrador, levels are higher for five out of seven institutions. By contrast, people in Quebec reported to have lower levels of confidence for all seven institutions. In British Columbia, trust in the school system, the police, the justice system and courts, and Federal Parliament are lower than the average.

The study found that levels of confidence also vary according to social, economic and demographic characteristics. Immigrants, visible minorities, older Canadians, women, and households with more than $80,000 income are generally more likely to have confidence in these institutions.

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