Filipinos trust the church among all institutions in the country, revealed a joint study by the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and stakeholder firm EON.
The Church received a 68 percent trust rating followed by the academe with 45.1 percent, showed the Philippine Trust Index survey conducted on 1,575 respondents in 2012.
EON, meanwhile, clarified that church refers to “an overall group that includes all religious institutions.”
“One of the key findings is that the church received the highest trust rating across respondents – this reflects trust in religious institutions as understood by individual respondents,” said Arnel Vasquez, media relations officer of EON.
The media, meanwhile, ranked third with a 32.2 percent trust level, while the government remains among the least trusted institutions with only 15 percent.
People’s trust in the government, however, has already jumped from its 7 percent trust level in 2011 when the survey was first conducted.
“The findings show us that establishing trust is a dynamic process that all institutions need to pay close attention to – and we have seen in that in 2012 trust levels increased for the government, media and the church,” EON chairman Junie del Mundo said in a statement.
The non-profit and business sectors are the least trusted institutions reaching only 12 percent and 8.9 percent ratings respectively. [More]