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Lifestyle > Confidence in social institutions Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

Definitions

  • Armed forces: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Church: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Civil service: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Companies: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Legal system: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Legal system per million: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Parliament: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Police: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Police per million: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Press: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
  • Trade unions: Proportion of people in 1990s surveys expressing confidence in this social institution.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom
Armed forces 49%
Ranked 10th.
81%
Ranked 1st. 65% more than Switzerland
Church 42%
Ranked 14th.
45%
Ranked 11th. 7% more than Switzerland
Civil service 50%
Ranked 5th. 9% more than United Kingdom
46%
Ranked 8th.
Companies 46%
Ranked 13th.
47%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than Switzerland
Legal system 68%
Ranked 3rd. 28% more than United Kingdom
53%
Ranked 12th.
Legal system per million 10.13%
Ranked 5th. 11 times more than United Kingdom
0.926%
Ranked 13th.
Parliament 47%
Ranked 5th. 7% more than United Kingdom
44%
Ranked 7th.
Police 70%
Ranked 10th.
77%
Ranked 6th. 10% more than Switzerland
Police per million 10.42%
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than United Kingdom
1.35%
Ranked 11th.
Press 26%
Ranked 14th. 73% more than United Kingdom
15%
Ranked 17th.
Trade unions 38%
Ranked 7th. 41% more than United Kingdom
27%
Ranked 16th.

SOURCES: World Values Survey; World Values Survey. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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