Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports on a new poll conducted by Gallup in which it asked participants about their level of trust in eight public institutions in Iceland.
Gallup has carried out similar polls since 1993.
According to Gallup, the most trusted institution in Iceland is the University of Iceland. Eighty six percent respondents said they trusted the university, 79% trust the police, 73% trust the health care system and 57% trust the Ombudsman of Althingi. The State Mediator and the National Church also polled at just the over 50% level.
But, according to the poll, only about 40% of respondents trust the judicial system and parliament, Althingi. This is, nevertheless, an improvement of 8% since the last poll was conducted, both for the courts and parliament.