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Public Trust in Iceland’s Parliament Increases Considerably

Public trust in Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, has increased considerably, according to a new survey by MMR (Market Media Research) regarding general trust in Iceland’s principal institutions. Once again, the police score the highest, ruv.is reports.

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A comparable survey was last conducted in June 2012. Since then, public trust in the University of Iceland has declined by just over eight percent and in Reykjavík University by six percent, although the universities remain among the institutions that the public trusts the most. Trust in the media is now at almost 18 percent, rising from 11 percent between polls.

General trust in the National Broadcasting Service (RÚV), increased from 49 percent to 52 percent.

Trust in Alþingi, Iceland’s Parliament, increased considerably between the two surveys. The same goes for the opposition, which increased to 22 percent from 13 percent.

General trust in the banking system has not measured this high since the 2008 banking collapse, or 10 percent. Out of the institutions included in the survey, the banks score the lowest.

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