Public perception of local authorities, organizations and figureheads in the UK 2016

This graph shows United Kingdom (UK) public perception of local authorities, organizations and figureheads in 2016 that the local GP was regarded as the most respected and trustworthy authority in British society in 2016. This opinion had a significant 26 percent lead on the next most respected position, the headmaster. Ranking highest on the level of distrust was a Member of Parliament.

How much do you respect the following organizations and people?

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Release date

February 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 1, 2016 to February 8, 2016

Number of respondents

4,015 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked to rate on a scale to 1 to 5 how much they distrust or trust their local organizations/ figureheads.
* NET total of "Trust them fully (5)" and "(4)"
**NET total of "Don't trust them att all (1)" and "(2)"

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