Directorate for Public Governance


Drivers of Trust in Public Institutions in Finland

Public trust is a cornerstone of the Finnish administrative and political model, it has also been a key element of Finland's successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preserving and strengthening the Finnish trust capital will be of essence for facing trade-offs and challenges ahead, particularly on the recovery phase following the pandemic. Through the combination of quantitative and qualitative methods this study examines the key determinants of trust in government, the local government and the public administration in Finland. Overall, it finds that responsiveness of public services and reliability of policies are key determinants of trust in institutions in Finland.

Published on May 04, 2021

In series:Building Trust in Public Institutionsview more titles


Executive Summary
Trust matters for public governance and more so for recovery
Finland, a high-performing and trusting society
Drivers of trust in government in Finland: Competence
Drivers of institutional trust in Finland: Values
Annexes2 chapters available
OECD Trust Survey implemented in Finland
Econometric analyses
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