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High score for justice system in trust survey
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10 Jul 2024 / ireland Print

High score for justice system in trust survey

The courts and the legal system have recorded a high score in a survey on trust carried out by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The survey, conducted in October last year, found that 69% of people trusted the courts and the legal system, with the gardaí recording a similar figure (70%).

These were the two highest-ranked categories after trust in other people (83%).

Just under half of respondents (47%) said that they trusted the news media. Political parties had the lowest levels of trust (26%).

Local government had a trust level of 41%, while national government scored 47%, and the Oireachtas 49%. The civil service was trusted by 66% of those surveyed.

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