Public confidence in Canadian institutions
Table 2 Confidence in institutions, by socio-demographic and economic characteristics, 2013

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Table summary
This table displays the results of Confidence in institutions. The information is grouped by Socio-demographic or economic characteristic (appearing as row headers), Police, School system, Banks, Justice system and courts, Media, Federal Parliament and Major corporations, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Socio-demographic or economic characteristic Police School system Banks Justice system and courts Media Federal Parliament Major corporations
percent
Sex  
MaleNote  73 60 56 56 40 35 28
Female 79Note ** 62Note ** 63Note ** 59Note ** 41 40Note ** 32Note **
Age group (ref. Total)  
15 to 24 years 73Note ** 61 67Note ** 61Note ** 34Note ** 50Note ** 34Note **
25 to 34 years 72Note ** 60 52Note ** 54Note ** 37Note ** 35Note * 26Note **
35 to 44 years 78Note ** 62 54Note ** 59 41 36Note * 29Note *
45 to 54 years 75 58Note ** 56Note ** 56 40 33Note ** 27Note **
55 to 64 years 76 59Note * 58Note * 54Note ** 42 33Note ** 29
65 to 74 years 78Note * 63 65Note ** 57 44Note ** 36 33Note **
75 years and older 85Note ** 70Note ** 78Note ** 64Note ** 54Note ** 44Note ** 43Note **
Marital status  
Married/common lawNote  78 62 58 58 41 36 30
Separated/divorced 73Note ** 56Note ** 55Note * 50Note ** 43 30Note ** 27Note *
Single 71Note ** 60 60Note * 57 36Note ** 42Note ** 30
Widowed 83Note ** 68Note ** 74Note ** 59 51Note ** 42Note ** 38Note **
Level of education  
Less than high school 76Note ** 62Note ** 67Note ** 58Note ** 45 45Note ** 38Note **
High school diploma 75Note ** 58Note ** 61 54Note ** 39Note ** 38 30
Post-secondary diploma or certificate 74Note ** 58Note ** 55Note ** 52Note ** 38Note ** 33Note ** 28
University degreeNote  79 66 59 67 43 39 29
Main activity in the last 12 months  
Working at a paid job or businessNote  74 60 55 55 39 34 27
Looking for paid work 73 60 59 61 36 38 30
Going to school 75 63Note * 65Note ** 64Note ** 35Note ** 51Note ** 35Note **
Caring, Household work 80Note ** 64Note ** 64Note ** 63Note ** 46Note ** 46Note ** 37Note **
Retired 80Note ** 65Note ** 68Note ** 59Note ** 47Note ** 38Note ** 35Note **
Other 75 56 57 53 42 34 31
Household income  
Less than $20,000 71Note ** 59 62 55Note ** 44 41 34
$20,000 to $39,999 75Note ** 60 61 57Note ** 43 39 33
$40,000 to $59,999 74Note ** 59Note ** 58Note ** 53Note ** 39 36 27Note **
$60,000 to $99,999 76Note * 62 57Note ** 56Note ** 40 36 28Note **
$100,000 to $149,999 78 61 56Note ** 58Note ** 38 33Note ** 27Note **
$150,000 or moreNote  79 63 63 63 40 38 32
Visible minority  
Visible minorityNote  75 71 67 71 48 56 39
Non-visible minority 76 59Note ** 58Note ** 55Note ** 39Note ** 34Note ** 29Note **
Aboriginal identity  
AboriginalNote  68 53 56 43 33 31 27
Non-Aboriginal 76Note ** 61Note ** 60 58Note ** 41Note ** 38Note ** 30
Immigrant status  
Non-immigrantNote  75 59 58 54 38 34 28
Longer-term immigrant (immigrated before 2000) 76 68Note ** 64Note ** 69Note ** 46Note ** 46Note ** 33Note **
Recent immigrant (2000 or since) 83Note ** 75Note ** 69Note ** 79Note ** 52Note ** 63Note ** 44Note **
Immigrant, length of time in Canada unknown 79 64 67Note * 65Note ** 45 50Note ** 42Note **
Mother tongue  
English (only and with non-official language)Note  76 59 60 55 38 34 29
French (only and with non-official language) 73Note ** 58 53Note ** 50Note ** 40Note * 35 26Note **
Both English and French (and with non-official language) 74 49Note ** 49Note ** 55 33 32 23Note *
Non-official language only 79Note ** 71Note ** 67Note ** 72Note ** 50Note ** 53Note ** 39Note **
Total - great deal or some confidence 76 61 59 57 40 38 30
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