What does the data say?

Matters of trust… are Australians finally losing it?

TRUST… ‘the belief that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable’ – dictionary.cambridge.org, 2018.

Recently, at The Demographics Group, we’ve been quite taken with the idea that there have been changes in our relationship with big institutions and, more specifically, with our level of trust in big institutions over time. We live in turbulent times; you can’t flick through a newspaper, glance at the nightly news, or even shoot the breeze with a local real estate agent without there being some mention of a royal commission, or of the failings of our political system, or of the behaviour of some at the big end of town.