What has an Influence on Confidence in institutions? Empirical Evidence for Chile

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30 June 2019

Fabián Riffo, Daniela Pérez, César Antonio Salazar Espinoza, Andrés Acuña Duarte

This research estimates an ordered probit model with data from the 2014 LAPOP survey to explore the factors that explain confidence in institutions in Chile. Results show an increased lack of confidence from the original peoples toward security institutions, probably due to the Mapuche Conflict. There is also a positive effect of democracy and performance variables that unveils differences in responsibilities between the executive power and the municipalities. Results also support the importance of citizen participation for levels of confidence and a positive assessment of the armed forces in corruption scenarios. Finally, it is evidenced that people in favor of legal abortion have lower levels of confidence in the evangelical church, which may be attributed to a more conservative stance in this religion.


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Riffo, F., Pérez, D., Salazar Espinoza, C. A., & Acuña Duarte, A. (2019). ¿Qué influye en la confianza en las instituciones? Evidencia empírica para Chile. Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, 27(2), 83–104. doi:10.18359/rfce.3517

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