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Fewer than half of Canadians have Confidence in the Media

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Based on the 2013 General Social Survey on Social Identity, conducted by Statistics Canada, fewer than half of Canadians expressed confidence in the media (40%) while three in four Canadians (76%) expressed confidence in the police, making it the institution with the highest level of public confidence. Next highest were the school system (61%), banks (59%), and the justice system and courts (57%).


Fewer than half of Canadians expressed confidence in the Federal Parliament (38%) and in major corporations (30%).

Overall confidence in institutions was highest among visible minorities and immigrants, particularly among those who immigrated to Canada since 2000.

Aboriginal people were less likely than non-Aboriginal people to have high levels of confidence in institutions, though they were equally as likely to say that they had a great deal or some confidence in banks and major corporations.


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