Why don’t citizens trust the government

Source: RAU| Research and Advocacy Unit – Why don’t citizens trust the government

In two recent reports, RAU has looked at the issues around political trust, trustworthiness, social capital and political participation.

We carried out two different exercises. The first was to examine political trust over time, with the notion that political trust (and trustworthiness) should be sensitive to the political and economic context at any one time.

The second was to examine in the most recent data, Round 7 (2017) of Afrobarometer, the relationships between all the variables of the political trust, social trust, social capital, etc. We did this in order to understand the more subtle relationships involved in the approval and support of the government.


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    Tendai 3 years ago

    We dont trust them because they are criminals , lying, cheating , corrupt , vote rigging, murderous thugs, undemocratic dictators hiding behind the title “government “

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    Nyoni 3 years ago

    Come on . What is this . For nearly 40 years we have been abused,maimed,killed etc by this regime and you write this . Jobs for the boys and girls for sure.

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    ace mukadota 3 years ago

    Why don’t citizens trust the Zimbabwe ZANUPF government ? – bit of a stupid question surely comrade

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      Flick 3 years ago

      “bit of a stupid question” is an major understatement !!! One has to be seriously stupid, brainless and incompetent to even consider asking the question in the first place.