A Dublin-based EU agency has found that “trust in institutions has plummeted, with trust in national governments across all EU Member States lower than at the start of the pandemic.”
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, or Eurofound for short, examined the fallout from the pandemic through a range of factors.
Three separate surveys on living and working throughout the pandemic painted a “bleak picture”. Five institutions — national governments, news media, the EU, police, and the healthcare system — were included in the Eurofound research.
According to the Irish Examiner, four of these five institutions recorded lower levels of trust in spring 2021 compared with spring 2020.
Not surprising for an EU agency, the EU was the only institution where trust levels are not lower than those recorded a year earlier according to Eurofound.
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