Statistics Canada Report on Attitudes Shows Police is Most Trusted Public Institution
The survey shows that 76% of Canadians have some or a great deal of confidence in the police, making it the institution with the highest level of public confidence.
At the same time, around 6 in 10 Canadians were confident in the school system (61%), banks (59%) and the justice system and courts (57%).
In contrast, a minority of Canadians expressed confidence in the media (40%), Federal Parliament (38%) and major corporations (30%).
More specifically, the majority of Canadians believe police were doing a good job across the six categories examined in the study.
These categories were:
- being approachable and easy to talk to (73%)
- ensuring the safety of citizens (70%)
- promptly responding to calls (68%)
- treating people fairly (68%)
- enforcing the laws (65%)
- providing information on crime prevention (62%).