Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understanding what is going on in Latin America. This week’s numbers explain what is at stake as Chile elects a new Constitutional Assembly.
- will draft a new constitution for Chile
Chileans lack faith in their institutions. According to a November 2020 study by Almabrands, only one-quarter of citizens trust the government. Other institutions suffer a trust deficit, such as the police – previously the third-most trusted institution in the country in 2016, down to 159th by last year.