12 Jun 2018

Trust in govt surges since 2016 - report

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 12 June 2018

The number of New Zealanders who trust the government has risen substantially. A study commissioned this year by Victoria University of Wellington's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies asked respondents whether they trusted the government to do what is right for New Zealand. Sixty-five percent answered yes, compared with 48 percent in 2016. At the same time, trust in churches and charities has fallen. Dr Simon Chapple is the institute's director. He discusses the results with Susie Ferguson.