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Top 10 Countries With the Highest Trust in Government



Trust according to experts is the public’s belief that the federal system and the politicians who lead or oversee it are “responsive and will do what is right even in the absence of scrutiny.”

Trust is crucial for reasons both conceptual (the legitimacy of well-functioning democracies relies on trust) and practical (government needs to be trusted so it can effectively serve the public).

Below is a list of the top 20 countries with highest percentage of citizen’s trust in government:

1. Switzerland – 83.78%

Switzerland is a semi-direct democratic. The federal legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the Federal Assembly: the National Council and the Council of States.

The Federal Council holds the executive power and is composed of seven power-sharing Federal Councillors elected by the Federal Assembly.

The judicial branch is headed by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, whose judges are elected by the Federal Assembly.

Switzerland has a tradition of direct democracy. For any change in the constitution, a referendum is mandatory (mandatory referendum); for any change in a law, a referendum can be requested (optional referendum).

In addition, the people may present a constitutional popular initiative to introduce amendments to the federal constitution.

The people also assume a role similar to the constitutional court, which does not exist, and thus act as the guardian of the rule of law.

Cantonal and municipal politics vary in the different cantons, which may have different systems.

2. Luxembourg – 78.02%

Luxembourg is a parliamentary democracy in the form of a constitutional monarchy. The crown of the Grand Duchy is hereditary in the Nassau-Weilbourg family. Luxembourg also has a distinctive characteristic: it’s the only Grand Duchy in the world.

In 1919, the revision of the Constitution and the introduction of universal suffrage marked a turning point in the political life of the Grand Duchy. Before this date, the right to vote was subject to a poll tax, in other words a certain amount of tax paid, and restricted to the male population aged 25 and over. After the the revision of 1919, all male and female citizens who had reached the age of 21 were given the right to vote. In 1972, the voting age was reduced to 18.

Luxembourg is a democratic state. Under the Constitution, the nation is the source of sovereign power and the Grand Duke takes the constitutional oath before the representatives of the sovereign nation when acceding to the throne.

The nation exercises its sovereignty indirectly via its representatives, who are elected to the Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies), Luxembourg’s parliament.

3. Finland – 77.54%

Finland is a parliamentary Republic under the 1999 Constitution. The Head of State is the President of the Republic and the Government is led by a Prime Minister.

Th nation was formerly considered a semi-presidential parliamentary system, but pursuant to the 1999 constitution and the 2012 constitutional amendments, it is now a full parliamentary democracy.

4. Sweden – 68.79%

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and King Carl XVI Gustaf is Sweden’s non-political head of state.

The monarch has primarily ceremonial and representative duties.

5. Norway – 63.61%

Norway is a monarchy in which the power is divided between three branches: a legislative branch which is also responsible for appropriations, the Storting; an executive branch, the Government; and a judicial branch, the courts.

6. Denmark – 63.54%

7. Ireland – 62.34%

8. Austria – 61.05%

9. Germany – 60.76%

10. Costa Rica – 60.01%


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