The politicised nature of many Eastern European institutions means that they are trusted less than those in Western Europe.
Eastern Europeans trust their political system and institutions less than their counterparts in Western Europe. But, the foundations of institutional trust at the individual level are not that different between Western and Eastern Europe. What is causing the gap, then? Zsolt Boda and Gergő Medve-Bálint argue that the persistently low levels of institutional trust in the East may be explained […]