Trust held among the public in England 2007-2013

This statistic shows the share of the population who agreed that most people can be trusted in England from 2007/2008 to 2012/2013. According to the survey, general trust amongst the public in England peaked in 2010/2011. Over the entire period covered here, trust increased by 2 percent.

Percentage of the population who agreed that most people can be trusted in England from 2007/2008 to 2012/2013*

Percentage of respondents
2012/1341%
2010/1143%
2009/1042%
2008/0940%
2007/0839%
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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 1, 2007 to April 30, 2013

Number of respondents

6,890 (latest)**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Share of respondents who selected the answer 'People can be trusted'. No data available for 2011/2012. Interviews for the latest period were conducted from August 2012 to April 2013.
Methodology information:
A random probability survey that uses the postal address file held by the Post Office as its source to draw a random sample from. Selected addresses were sent a letter, letting them know about the Community Life Survey, after which an interviewer visited the address to attempt to complete the survey. One adult over the age of 16 was randomly selected to take part in the survey in each selected household.
** Number of respondents in 2007-08 = 8,795
Number of respondents in 2008-09 = 8,753
Number of respondents in 2009-10 = 8,705
Number of respondents in 2010-11 = 9,652
Number of respondents in 2012-13 = 6,890

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