Dit onderzoek gaat uit van de veronderstelling ook geopperd door de Commissie Toekomst Overheidscommunicatie, dat vertrouwen de komende jarenm een centraal thema zal zijn in de interactie tussen overheid en burger. In dit artikel wordt verslag gedaan van onderzoek naar die vertrouwensfactor.One eats the bread of those who we believe.The roles of public trust in the acceptance of gene foodThis paper is based on the assumption of the Committee on the Future of Government Communication that trust will be a major issue in the interaction between government and citizens A survey study is reported (n = 1019) which focuses on the role of trust in the acceptance of gene food. The data were collected in the summer of 1991 in the context of the DutchPublic debate on gene food. The results indicate that 42% of the respondents do not trust developments in gene food, and 46% does trust these developments. Most important determinants of public trust in gene food developments are the satisfaction with governmental and private sector communication, the respondent's age and gender, and the level of personal commitment to the issue of gene food. A small majority of the respondents does trust government with respect to gene food developments. Approximately three quarters of the respondents indicated to trust non-governmental organizations.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor communicatiewetenschap|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|