Just 13 pct of Greeks trust gov’t

OECD’s bian­nual re­port shows de­cline in con­fi­dence in ed­u­ca­tion, health, jus­tice

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Just 13 per­cent of Greeks trusted the gov­ern­ment in 2016, ac­cord­ing to the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment’s (OECD) bi­en­nial Gov­ern­ment at a Glance re­port, plac­ing Greece among the four mem­ber states with the sharpest de­cline in con­fi­dence in their ad­min­is­tra­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, which was pub­lished by the Paris-based or­ga­ni­za­tion on Thursday and shows 2016 data, Greece joins Chile, Fin­land and Slove­nia in record­ing a sig­nif­i­cant loss of trust be­tween ci­ti­zens and the gov­ern­ment, slip­ping to 13 per­cent in 2016 from 19 per­cent in 2014.

Con­fi­dence has also de­clined over the past decade across the OECD’s mem­ber states, though at a rate of 3 per­cent, com­ing to 42 per­cent in 2016 from 45 per­cent in 2007.

In terms of spe­cific sec­tors, Greeks have lost faith across the board, with the Greek health sys­tem hav­ing the trust of just 31 per­cent of ci­ti­zens from 35 per­cent in the 2015 study for 2014, pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion of 44 per­cent from 45 per­cent and the ju­di­cial sys­tem of 42 per­cent from 44 per­cent. A new area added in this year’s sur­vey is the po­lice, where con­fi­dence was high last year at 69 per­cent.

Across the OECD, aver­age con­fi­dence in the health sys­tem came to 70 per­cent, ed­u­ca­tion to 67 per­cent and jus­tice to 55 per­cent.

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