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Highest levels of trust in police and health system

Te Kupenga asked respondents how much they trust institutions to treat people fairly. Responses were based on a scale of 0–10, where zero means ‘not at all’ and 10 means ‘completely’.

Te Kupenga data showed the institutions Māori adults trust the most are the police, the health system, and the courts. Those they trust the least are the media and the system of government. The mean rating for trust in the police was 6.3 out of 10, compared with 4.0 for the media (see figure 1).

The mean is the average of the numbers: a calculated ‘central’ value of a set of numbers. It is calculated by adding the numbers, then dividing by how many numbers there are.

Figure 1

Graph, Mean rating of trust in institutions, for Māori adults, 2013.

More than half (53 percent) of all Māori adults rated their trust in the police and the health system at 7 or more out of 10 (7+). Half (50 percent) rated their trust in the courts at 7+, as did 47 percent for the education system. By comparison, a trust level of 7+ was held by just 24 percent for the system of government and 13 percent for media.

A greater proportion of Māori adults have lower levels of trust in the media than in the police (see figure 2). Of Māori adults surveyed, 40 percent rated their trust in the media at 3 or less, compared with 14 percent for the police.

Figure 2

Graph, Level of trust in the police and the media, for Māori adults, 2013.

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