Trust In Iceland's Parliament Drops Further - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Trust In Iceland’s Parliament Drops Further

Published March 21, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Art Bicnick

According to a new Gallup poll only 18% of Icelanders trust the parliament – a 6% drop since last year, reports Kjarninn.

The results are perhaps no surprise in the wake of recent actions by the government to withdraw Iceland’s EU bid – which remains contested by the opposition and the EU. The ruling coalition’s approval ratings have dropped significantly and 63% of Icelanders are unhappy with the Foreign Minister and his letter to the EU.

Iceland’s Search and Rescue Organisation meanwhile, is considered the most trustworthy institution in the country with 81% of survey participants saying they trusted the volunteers.

Iceland’s National Police followed shortly after (despite a 6% decrease since last year) with a 77% trust rating and the University of Iceland came third with 72%.

Unsurprisingly only 12% of Icelanders trust the nation’s banking system.

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