Essential Report

Trust in State Governments

Jul 1, 2014

Q. From what you have read or heard about them, how trustworthy are the following state governments? 

 

Total very/

quite /somewhat trust-worthy

Total not very/not at all trust-worthy

 

Very trust- worthy

Quite trust- worthy

Some-what trust- worthy

Not very trust-

worthy

Not at all trust-

worthy

Don’t know

New South Wales

43%

34%

4%

13%

26%

23%

11%

24%

New South Wales (NSW only)

54%

34%

7%

17%

30%

25%

9%

11%

Victoria

43%

31%

4%

13%

26%

20%

11%

26%

Victoria (Victoria only)

55%

35%

4%

19%

32%

19%

16%

11%

Queensland

39%

37%

3%

11%

25%

20%

17%

24%

Queensland (Queensland only)

44%

51%

3%

11%

30%

18%

33%

4%

South Australia

40%

26%

3%

10%

27%

18%

8%

33%

Western Australia

40%

27%

3%

10%

27%

17%

10%

32%

Tasmania

41%

24%

4%

10%

27%

15%

9%

35%

Overall, at least 40% of respondents thought that each state Government was trustworthy.

However, for their own state, 54% of New South Wales residents and 55% of Victorian residents thought their state government was trustworthy but only 44% of Queensland residents thought their state government was trustworthy with 51% saying they were not trustworthy.

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