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How much trust do you have in politics and public institutions?

It's one of the most important political questions of our time. All over the world there has been a decline in trust, which is leading to a sea change in our politics — from Donald Trump and Brexit through to the emergence of radical progressive causes that are challenging orthodoxies around economics, ethnicity and gender. So, suddenly people are more sceptical about authority, and it's having major consequences, for good or ill.

Here in New Zealand there's mixed evidence on the issue of trust, and today some new

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