Economic and Other Determinants of Political Trust
AbstractPolitical trust is important for the effective functioning of government. This paper uses cross country regression analysis to see whether three different measures of economic performance matter for political trust. The results lend support to the hypothesis that political trust is influenced by economic growth, the standard of living, and the appropriate use of government spending. In addition, the paper considers two institutional variables, perceived independence of the judiciary and the degree of democracy to assess their effect on political trust. It finds that perceived judicial independence has a positive effect on political trust, but democracy has a negative effect.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Society for the Study of Business & Finance in its journal International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science.
Volume (Year): 2 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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Political Trust; Growth; Government Waste; Per Capita GDP; Democracy; Judical Independence;
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