The Trust Barometer

The trust program at Marie Cederschiöld University is a long-term venture that began in 2006 with multi-year support from the Länsförsäkringar Alliance research fund. This has funded both a doctoral student and senior research on social trust in Sweden. The program also subsequently received grants from the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)), which enabled further research, including the implementation of the first Trust Barometer (2009).

In January 2017 the program received additional long-term financial support from the Länsförsäkringar Alliance research fund to enable a new round of the Trust Barometer, which was implemented in 2017. In April 2020 the research fund also approved applications for funding to implement Trust Barometer 3 during the autumn and winter of 2020–2021.

The survey is being conducted by SCB -Statistics Sweden on behalf of the university.

Live reports

Three reports which are "live", in the sense that they are regularly developed and updated, are published on the website:

Live Report 1 - The Trust Barometer. - presents results from the large surveys based on random samples (2009, 2017, 2020).

Live Report 2 - Panel Study. - presents results from the panel study that began in 2017.

We welcome comments, questions and suggestions from those who responded to the survey, interested parties from relevant municipalities, other researchers and the general public. As far as is possible, we will try to take such input into account in future editions of our reports.

Social issues to work with in the future

Our education is linked to the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. These are goals that you can get tools to work with in the future:

U.N's global goals: Quality EducationU.N's global goals: Decent work and economic growthU.N's global goals: Reduced inequalities

About the project:

Project group/collaborators:
Time period: 2006 - ongoing
Research area: Centre for Civil Society Research
Project status: Ongoing

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Last updated:
28 November 2023